Anton Krupicka

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Anton Krupicka
Anton Krupicka UTMB 2013.JPG
Anton Krupicka heading to 2013's Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc starting line
Personal information
Born (1983-08-02) August 2, 1983 (age 38)
Height5 ft 11+12 in (182 cm)
Weight154 lb (70 kg)
Country United States
TeamLa Sportiva, Ultimate Direction, Ciele
Turned pro2006
Coached bySelf

Anton Krupicka (born 2 August 1983) is an American ultra-runner. He has won the Leadville 100 twice,[1] the Miwok 100K,[2] the Rocky Raccoon 100 Miler,[3] the Collegiate Peaks 50 Miler, the White River 50 Miler twice (Set 2010 CR 6:25:29),[4] the High Mountain 50k and the Estes Park Marathon. He also came in second in the Western States Endurance Run in 2010 in what would have been a course record time of 15:13:53.[5] His surname pronounced as "crew-pitch-kuh".

Training and personal life[edit]

Krupicka is known for his long hair and beard as well as his minimalist approach to life. He often runs without a shirt and with very lightweight minimal running shoes. He ran his first marathon when he was twelve years old. During college and in his early 20s he often ran upwards of 200 miles a week. Krupicka is featured in the film Indulgence: 1000 Miles Under The Colorado Sky[6] which chronicles his Summer 2007 training leading up to the Leadville Trail 100.

Krupicka grew up near Niobrara, Nebraska.[7] He used to be a graduate student at the University of Colorado, but dropped out to be a professional runner. Krupicka earned his BA from Colorado College[8] in 2005, double-majoring in physics and philosophy. In 2006, he completed a second BA at Colorado College in geology.


  1. ^ [1] Archived February 20, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Miwok 100K Trail Race - Official Website". 1952-10-16. Retrieved 2013-12-13.
  3. ^[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "White River 50 Mile Endurance Run". Archived from the original on 2019-09-20. Retrieved 2013-12-13.
  5. ^ "Western States Endurance Run". Archived from the original on 2010-11-19. Retrieved 2013-12-13.
  6. ^ "Indulgence_Home". Archived from the original on 2013-11-01. Retrieved 2013-12-13.
  7. ^ ParkLife: An Interview With Anton Krupicka Retrieved 2017-08-09.
  8. ^ "Colorado College". 2013-12-07. Retrieved 2013-12-13.

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