Lisa Smith-Batchen, Endurance Athlete & Training Coach
Lisa holds an incredibly impressive ultrarunning resume, including 8 Badwater and 2 Marathon Des Sables completions, among a total of over 90 marathons and 20 ultramarathons. Lisa is also a highly skilled training coach with over 19 years of experience.
As an ENGO® sponsored athlete, Lisa shares her foot care experience with the athletes she coaches; raising awareness for proactive foot care techniques. Lisa and her husband Jay founded the Dreamchasers Outdoor Adventure Club, organizing many of the top running events around the world, including:
- Grand Teton Marathon
- Jungle Marathon
- Tucson Marathon
- 6633 Extreme Ultramarathon
- Marathon Des Sables
- Desert Cup
We are delighted to provide Lisa and her coaching clients with our ENGO® patches and wish her the best in her upcoming races!
Terri Schneider, Endurance Athlete, Motivational Speaker and Coach
Renowned adventure racer, triathlete, and ultrarunner Terri Schneider is highly acclaimed as a top female multi-sport endurance athlete and as an inspirational and sought after speaker, writer and coach. She has raced in over 30 countries as a world-class professional triathlete for twelve years and an elite international adventure racer since the sport’s inception in the U.S. in 1995. Terri has shared her personal experiences, research, and expertise through her work as a coach and, as the invited speaker at a long list of events as well as with national and international audiences on the Discovery Channel, USA Network, high-profile talk shows, news segments, and in popular fitness and outdoor publications.
Passion: The Zen of going long and getting in that groove of being comfortable in discomfort
“Given one of my passions for going long, my feet take a regular beating. It’s clear I have ‘blue collar feet’ due to their harsh and frequent use. I often long for the cute little sandals that ‘white collar feet’ showcase – but priorities will be priorities for endurance athletes. In order to feed my passionate cause, I need to keep the feet intact enough to get me through the day(s) of constant movement and ENGO® patches have saved me countless times from many a movement stopping blister. Whether I’m running, biking or climbing a mountain, I won’t leave home without ENGO® in my travel bag, - nor will my coaching clients!” -Terri Schneider
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Marshall Ulrich, extreme athlete, speaker, author, humanitarian, guide, and trainer
Marshall Ulrich is the first person in the world to complete the Triple Crown of Extreme Sports: world class ultra runner, record setting adventure racer, and Seven Summits mountaineer. His specialty is competing in extreme conditions including desert and adventure racing, as well as mountaineering. Marshall has:
- Completed over 116 ultra marathons averaging over 100 miles each.
- Completed 12 expedition length adventure races, including all nine Eco Challenge adventure races – something only two other people in the world have done.
- Reached the summit of each of the Seven Summits, including Mount Everest, all on first attempts.
- Crossed Death Valley a record 19 times, including a solo and 586-mile quad crossing.
- Won the Badwater 146-mile race from minus 282 feet to the 14,494-foot summit of Mount Whitney a record 4 times
- Finished a record 13 Badwater146 ultra marathons
- Completed the Leadville Trail 100 and Pikes Peak Marathon on the same weekend – a feat no one else in the world has achieved.
- Completed all six 100-mile trail races, finishing top-10 in five of them, in the same year – and was the first person ever to do so (in 1989).
Won two silver medals in the national 24-hour championships, with a PR of 142 miles.
“I have used and tested ENGO® products within the Ultrarunning, Adventure Racing, and Mountaineering venues. I recommend using them within the footwear preferably before blister problems start. I’ve also used the patches adhered to the outside (and inside) of socks, which works well also for blister prevention. In addition, after blistering in a unpredictable place on the back of my foot, I once put an ENGO® patch inside my sock next to the blister. It helped ease the friction and thus reduced the pain of the blister, kept it from getting worse, and helped the healing process along.”
“I’ve used ENGO® blister prevention patches in the most extreme conditions, from the heat of the deserts, to the frigid reaches of high mountains. They reduce friction and prevent blisters before they start. Thanks ENGO®, you’ve really prevented blisters and have made my adventures more enjoyable!” - Marshall Ulrich
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John Vonhof, “The Foot Guy”, author of Fixing Your Feet
John Vonhof is the author of Fixing Your Feet: Prevention and Treatment for Athletes (Wilderness Press, 4th edition July 2006), as well as an e-zine and a blog on foot care. As an ultrarunner, marathoner, and backpacker, he has pushed his feet to the extreme, learned about good foot care, interviewed hundreds of athletes, and patched thousands of feet at sporting events. He conducts foot care clinics and travels worldwide teaching medical staffs how to patch feet in events like the Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run, the Primal Quest Adventure race, the Avon Walk, and similar events John is a pre-hospital care coordinator, paramedic and orthopedic technician with pre-hospital and emergency room experience, and resides in Central California.