Oct 17 2023
Scott Cooper | Winner of the Inaugural Divide 200
Scott Cooper is an ultra-trail runner from Toronto although he’s been living in Calgary for the last five years. Prior to moving to Calgary, Scott had an accomplished triathlon career and even spent a year racing professionally. Only three weeks after he moved west, Scott found himself on a Sinister 7 relay team and as he says, “the rest is history.” He found himself both loving trail running and excelling in really long ultramarathons. Scott has earned top podium spots in almost every race he has done including Sinister 7 100 Solo, Fat Dog 120, Black Spur Ultra 108K, Rivers Edge Ultra 100k, and the Calgary Marathon 50K. Most recently Scott won the inaugural Sinister Sports Divide 200 mile race in southern Alberta, Canada’s first event of its kind. The 201 mile (324k) course runs along parts of the Great Divide Trail, climbing 12,335m in elevation with a time limit of 100 hours. By crossing the finish line in first place, he established a new course record of 49h47m59s - one that will be hard to beat. In this episode we learn about Scott and his running background, but spend most of our time discussing everything to do with the Divide 200. He talks about his preparation and strategy leading into the race, how he managed his nutrition, hydration, sleep and feet, and we finish up with some great advice for anyone thinking of tackling a 200 miler next year.Two hundred miles is still a distance that is largely a mystery to most runners, however more and more people are becoming tempted to take on the challenge. If you are curious to learn more about what this new level of craziness is all about and what it takes to excel in multi day continuous races, keep listening!Resources we discussed in this episode:Our episode with Reinier Paauwe (Scott's pacer)Ren's Toes Instagram: @rens.toesConnect with Scott:Instagram: @scottcooperultraConnect with Carolyn & Kim:Email us with guest ideas: email@example.comInspired Soles InstagramKim's InstagramKim's FacebookCarolyn's InstagramCarolyn's FacebookCarolyn's websiteWe love hearing from you! Connect with us on Instagram @inspiredsolescast or email guest ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with a friend, subscribe or leave us a rating and review on Apple Podcasts.