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Patagonia Trail Running Ambassador Luke Nelson
Patagonia Trail Running Ambassador Luke Nelson

Luke Nelson

Trail Running
Hometown
Blackfoot, ID
Resides
Pocatello, ID
Luke spent his childhood wandering the mountains but it wasn’t until he agreed to a poorly thought out bet, which involved a marathon, that he found running. Now, Luke relies on long mountain runs for his everyday connection to the natural world. He strives to maximize each hour by balancing his time as a Physician Assistant, race director, husband and father.
Career Highlights
  • Second place finish in the 2011 Wasatch Front 100 Mile Endurance Run, Utah
  • Five time winner and course record holder of the El Vaquero Loco 50k, Wyoming
  • Fastest time known of car-to-summit-to-car of Idaho’s tallest mountain, Borah Peak
  • Held the fastest time known for the Zion Traverse until May, 2013, Utah
  • Held the fastest time known for the Zion Traverse until May, 2013, Utah
  • US Ski Mountaineering Champion 2012
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