Justin Ricks

Age: 33, Years running: 30, Hometown: Colorado Springs, CO, Favorite product: HELIOS


What are some of your lifetime running goals?

I just want to have a good time and enjoy the training because I like the training more than I like racing.

Do you have a claim to fame?

I placed third at the first ever Incline Beer Mile.

Do you have any vices?

Food. I love eating.

What makes you tick as a runner and in the real world?

I am driven by success and I love competing. Even though I don't like racing, I still love competition

What drives you to run?

I run because of the ability to let loose, be myself, and feel free.

What is your favorite movie?

I am a Star Wars fan.

Do you have any nicknames? Explain:

I don't have any nicknames.

What’s the longest you’ve gone without sleep? Why?

I didn't sleep for forty hours before my first fifty miler. I was too nervous to sleep

If you had to be named after one of the 50 states, which would it be?

Colorado, it is my home state. Even after seeing much of the country, nothing compares to Colorado.

What did you have for lunch yesterday?

I had a peanut butter and honey sandwich.

If you could hook up a thought monitor to your head, would you see pictures, hear words or would music be playing?

You would see pictures, I am a very visual person.

What really scares you about trail running?

Lions, tigers, and bears...mountain bikers and people on horses.

If your life was made into a movie, what would it be called?

Pushing Boundaries. I am a rebel.

Where would you live if it could be anywhere in the world?


What’s your worst encounter on the trail?

Any encounter with an unleashed dog is usually a bad encounter.