Ryan Haebe dominated D2 Cross Country and Steeplechase in 2011 and 2012, earning himself and his tam National Champion titles and nearly every award in collegiate athletics. He then earned himself a spot at the Olympic Trials. Ryan was firing on all cylinders and according to those who raced against him, he was a fierce competitor, hard worker, and above all, a good guy and great teammate.
During Ryan’s time at Colorado Western State University (yes, that’s a place), he ran with Tyler Pennell, David Goodman, Ian Butler, and Gabe Proctor a group of guys with varied backgrounds who all coalesced into a truly incredible team. Additionally, a notable college friend and competitor was Matt Daniels who attended rival Adams State.
Within two weeks of qualifying for the trials, he made a decision that nearly cost him his life and he’d spend the next four months in the hospital, much of it a coma and the ICU. Ryan had to relearn life, one step at a time.
So what’s he been up to? Ryan popped up on my radar last year when he won Canyon de Chelly ultra in Arizona, and I’ve been curious if we’ll be seeing him line up at any other races. Where’s his head? What’s his relationship with running and racing? Does he remember running collegiately? And is he a different person and/or runner than he was prior to the accident?
Ryan Haebe Episode Notes
Here’s a short film on Shaun Martin. Cool guy.
Here’s our interview with Travis Macy.
Intro music by David Rosales
Outro music by AJ LeGrand
Gear Talk with Ben
Below are some of the products mentioned in our extended gear chat. Some are affiliate links that’ll kick a few nickels into the UPR coffers, some are just links. Thanks everyone.Icebreaker Merino wool long sleeve Icebreaker Merino wool long sleeve Kahtoola MICROspikes Footwear Traction GORE WEAR C5 Thermo Gloves Ultimate Direction Ultra Flip Glove, Convertible Running Glove with Stowable Mitt for Men & Women, Medium ALTRA Men’s King MT 2 Trail Running Shoe BUFF Unisex Original Multifunctional Headwear, Black, OSFM
Salomon Agile 5 set
Favorite everything shoe: Salomon Sense Ride 3Topo Athletic Terraventure 2 Running Shoe – Men’s Olive/Red 12
…and here’s Fegy’s recent post about the Terraventure.ALTRA Men’s Superior 4 Trail Running Shoe
Road: HOKA CarbonXRoad: Skechers Unisex GOrun Razor 3 Hyper Running Shoe
Road: HOKA Mach 3
Long roads: Hoka Rincon
Waistpack: Vapor Krar