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Run Local Goes Ultra with Rajpaul Pannu

The team behind Run Local spent last weekend in the Arizona desert directing the HOKA Project Carbon X 2 100K (62 miles) record attempts. It was deeply inspiring to watch these athletes dig deeper than they ever have and we wanted to share this experience with you.

We had the pleasure of being joined by runner-up Rajpaul Pannu on @RunLocalEvents IGTV. With his 6:28:31 he became the 3rd fastest American at 100K in his debut at the distance. Born in Hercules, CA, he is a member of the HOKA Aggies and lives in Colorado where he is a full-time teacher.

👉 Watch our conversation with Rajpaul on IGTV and catch a replay of the HOKA Project Carbon X 2  below.

Rajpaul’s inspiring story begins with his journey to lose weight in high school and has since taken him to an Olympic Marathon Trials qualifier in 2020 and now bona fide ultra runner.

📖 More on Rajpaul:

👏 Other HOKA Project Carbon X 2 Notable Stats

  • Jim Walmsley came within 11 agonizing seconds of the world record, but still coming home with an American record of 6 hours, 9 minutes and 26 seconds.

  • Walmsley averaged 5:57 per mile or 18:27 per 5K or 2:35 marathons! He ran the last half of the race with a bloodied shoulder after nipping a fence.

  • Ultra Runner and Santa Barbara-based restauranteur, Kris Brown, finished 3rd in 6:39:14.

  • 1,000-plus COVID tests administered.

  • More cones and zip ties laid out on the course then you could ever imagine.