David Kilgore doesn’t do thing by halves. In fact, he lives an amazing double life. By day, he’s the face of On in New York and Philadelphia, US. The rest of the time, he’s running. Fast. And far. No stranger to crushing ultramarathons, David represented Team USA at the 2019 World Trail Championships.
Just two weeks later, he ran the Rio de Janeiro Marathon in Brazil. Always looking for a new challenge and inspired to put the double CloudTec® cushioning of the new Cloudstratus to the test, David set out to run the race not once, but twice.
After crossing the finish line for the first time in under 2 hours 46 minutes, David kept a steady pace to loop around and completed his double marathon (52.4 miles, 84.4 km) in 5 hours, 40 minutes. We caught him afterward for the full race report.
Congrats on the achievement David – for most people, one marathon would have been more than enough! Why a double marathon?
David: Why not?! The crew I run with back in New York is called The Lost Boys – like from Peter Pan, kids that never grow up. We’re kind of the same. We just plain refuse to let go of crazy goals. It’s like, so what if we’re getting older? There’s always a new challenge.
I was excited to test out the new Cloudstratus and I was going to run Rio anyway, so I thought, why not double it up. Although even the Lost Boys thought this was pretty crazy. But super cool. And they weren’t surprised that I would do something like this!