Weighing 250 pounds, a pack a day smoker and a heavy drinker, Dion Leonard's life changed one night after he made a drunken bet with a friend on who could run a half marathon race the quickest. From not being able to run around the block, Dion has since gone on to become one of the most competitive ultra runners in the world competing and completing some of the worlds toughest races across the planets most extreme and inhospitable locations. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dion has tested, pushed, broken and set new limits running across formidable landscapes from inhospitable deserts, high altitude mountains to wild jungles. From running 100 miles to 240+ miles non stop, Dion has rebuilt his mental and physical limits in search of the ultra high, to find himself and to become the best he can be.. 

 

Dion has gone onto win races, completed the Triple Crown of 200+ mile non stop ultra races and become the first male to complete the Grand Slam of 100's (silver buckling in all 4 races) and the gruesome Leadman series in one year. Dion's journey from fat to fit has inspired people all around the world to take up running and his influence has encouraged many to push their own boundaries to find themselves and achieve what they didn't think was possible. 

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Dion Leonard Athletic

Achievements

2019

First MALE to complete Grand Slam  (4 X 100's) and Leadman Series in one year.

Old Dominion 100 - 6th (Silver Buckle)

Wasatch 100 - 62nd (Silver Buckle)

Leadville 100 - 86th (Silver Buckle)

Western States 100 - 63rd (Silver Buckle)

Winner of Delirious West 200 mile, Australia

2018

Triple Crown of 200's - 2nd Overall 

Bigfoot 200 - 17th 

Tahoe 200 - 9th

Moab 240 - 7th

Taiwan 100km Ultra Trail - 13th

Hurt 100 - 47th

2017

Marathon des Sable 250km Peru - 22nd

 

Winner of Kalahari 250km Extreme Marathon 

2016

Mount Gaoligong 100 China - 15th

Gobi Desert 250km - 2nd

2015

Marathon Des Sables 250km - 32nd

Cambodia 220km - 3rd

2014

Marathon Des Sables 250km - 108th

Ring of Fire 135 mile - 3rd

Kalahari 250km Extreme Race - 2nd

2013

Kalahari 250km Extreme Race - 6th

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Delirious West 200 Dion Leonard

Delirious West 200 Dion Leonard