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Scott’s list of ultra running accomplishments seems endless; 7-time consecutive winner of the Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run, 24 hr American Record holder, the only American ever to win Greece's Spartathlon, a 153-mile race from Sparta to Athens (he won it 3 times). He is the only person to win, in the same year (2005), Western States and the 135-mile Badwater Ultramarathon that begins in Death Valley.
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A passionate advocate of veganism, he follows a 100% plant-based diet, which he credits for his performance. He’s a central character in Christopher McDougall’s best-selling book Born To Run and has released his own book; Eat & Run: My Unlikely Journey to UltraMarathon Greatness.