Meet Don Reichelt – Speedland Athlete

Meet Don Reichelt – Speedland Athlete

Don Reichelt is a trail and ultra runner living in Fairplay, Colorado with his Wife, Amy, and three dogs: Wrigley, Bean, and Sprout. Don currently holds a 100-mile trail best of 13:16 which he set in November 2020 at the Tunnel Hill 100 and was the third-fastest trail 100-mile run in North America during 2020. He has finished on the podium at the Badwater 135, aka “The Worlds Toughest Footrace” and also has had the honor of representing the United States as a member of the 2017 U.S. Spartathlon team, racing 153 miles from Athens to Sparta. Don also was invited to compete at the 2019 Backyard World Championship.

Additional top finishes include:

  • 1st place 2021 Salt Flats Endurance Run 50K
  • 1st place 2020 Cold Water Rumble 20 Mile
  • 1st place 2019 Lean Horse 100 mile
  • 2nd Place 2017 Keys 100 mile
  • Leadville Leadman Finisher
When not running, Don works full-time for a health tech startup attempting to reverse type 2 diabetes through diet and lifestyle change. Don is passionate about using dietary and lifestyle education within the healthcare process to reduce the dependency on medications for chronic illnesses. In line with that passion, Don is studying part-time for his Doctor of Health Sciences in Global Health through A.T. Still University.

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