About Buzz Burrell: A bit of a trail running legend you could say, not just because of the grey hair and thousands of miles under his belt. The former record holder for the Colorado Trail and the John Muir Trail is known for his adventurous spirit as much as his endurance prowess. The Boulder, Colorado resident prides himself on running trails where no one has run before, and has explored places like Peru, Bolivia, Tibet with not much else than running shoes and of course his Ultimate Direction water bottle. Buzz has recently taken on the job as Brand Director of Ultimate Direction. A Colorado based hydration gear company specializing in ultra running water bottles, belts and pack.
Burrell’s experience is extensive. Before Ultimate Direction, he was owner of outdoor store Mountain Sports for thirteen years and manager of the La Sportiva Running Team. He also founded the Boulder Outdoor Coalition and the Boulder Trail Runners. Burrell is a published writer and photographer, public speaker and blogger. He won the Everest Award in 2006 at the Teva Mountain Games for excellence in trail running.