About

Adam Kimble is a professional ultrarunner (named Tahoe’s “Best Community Athlete” of 2019 by the Sierra Sun), race director, motivational speaker, running coach and amateur survivalist from Tahoe City, CA.  He is married to his high-school sweetheart, Karen, and they have a six-year-old chocolate lab named Sofi.  Adam played Division-1 baseball at Bradley University prior to developing his passion for ultrarunning, and after graduation in the summer of 2009, he ran his first ever 5k race near his hometown of Minooka, IL.  The race resulted in very bad cramps and a lot of pain, but fortunately it also came with a second-place age group finish!  Once the pain subsided, Adam decided his racing days weren’t done, and he trained to complete his first half marathon in 2011.  After completing his first ultramarathon (50k) in 2014, the question became “what else is my body capable of?”  Following seven podium finishes in 100-mile races, a 60-day transcontinental crossing of the USA (2,500 miles), 60 days alone in the wilderness to become winner of Discovery Channel’s The Wheel, a 31-day self-supported FKT of Great Britain (John o’ Groats to Lands End plus the three peaks), and the second-fastest time ever on the 172-mile Tahoe Rim Trail, the limits are nowhere close to being reached.

Race Results and Career Highlights:

  • 2020 Tarawera 100: 18:23:27 (3rd)
  • 2020 Dead Truck 50k: 3:59:22 (1st overall & CR)
  • 2019 Vermont 100: 18:48:22 (3rd overall)
  • 2019 Mt. Shasta 50k: 3:51:59 (1st overall & CR)
  • 2019 Red Dragon 55k: 4:24:53 (1st overall & CR)
  • 2018 Desert Ultra 250k (Beyond the Ultimate): 25:07:02 (1st overall & CR)
  • 2018 Folsom Lake Ultra Trail 68.5 Miler: 10:59:03 (1st overall & CR)
  • 2018 Western States 100: 17:33:10 (13th overall)
  • 2018 Way Too Cool 50k: 3:36:48 (10th overall & PR)
  • 2017 Rio del Lago 100: 17:42:41 (2nd overall)
  • 2016 Burning River 100: 19:14:00 (2nd overall)
  • 2015 Gobi March 250k (4 Deserts): 25:39:33 (1st overall & CR)

 

Adam’s Personal Bests: 

  • Half Marathon: 1:17:11
  • Marathon: 2:46:52
  • 50K: 3:36:48
  • 100 Mile: 17:16:00
  • 250K: 25:07:02

 

View Adam’s Race Calendar