Adam Campbell named ultra runner of the year

Adam Campbell reinvents “business casual,” goes on to win Canadian Male Ultra Trail Runner of the Year

His reinvention of “business casual” at the GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon this year was one of the lesser accomplishments by Adam Campbell.

The Vic West lawyer was named Canadian Male Ultra Trail Runner of the Year this week by Trail Running Canada and Impossible2Possible. It’s the inaugural release of the Canadian Trail Running Awards.

Campbell completed an incredible year on the world ultra running scene, despite reducing his racing schedule due to injury.

He started by winning the highly competitive Chuckanut 50km in Fairhaven, Wash., then completed his first 100-miler, finishing second at the Ultra Trail Mt. Fuji in Japan. Campbell then returned to Canada and won the 21km distance race of the Arc’teryx Squamish 50-miler event in August, and came fourth at The North Face Endurance 50-miler in San Francisco, where he took a wrong turn with the lead group.

In October he set the Guinness World Record for fastest marathon run while wearing a suit, completing it in two hours, 35 minutes, breaking the previous record of three hours and 24 minutes.

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