Hello, I'm Ryan Chukuske
Author, ultrarunner, & coach based in Minnesota.
Success is only possible if failure is an option.
JOURNEY ON MY FRIENDS
My name is Ryan Chukuske and I started my professional writing career with one thing in mind, to share my passion with others and help people find what they love and enjoy life to it's fullest. Life is a journey.
Although my books are about running, you don't have to be a runner to enjoy them. Within the pages, you will find inspiration, motivation, and experiences that have created happiness and joy for all those involved.
I currently have two books, "100 Miles of Thought: Finding Success Through Failure," and "Into the Darkness: A Runner's Revenge." The third book, "Bigfoot 200: Because, You Know, Why the #@&% Not" will be released on November 24, 2018. Running has taken me all over the United States where I have had the honor of meeting many individuals whose lives have been changed by the sport.
More than an author
When I'm not out on a run, you can usually find me doing my second favorite activity: coaching. I am a Cross County coach in the fall and Track & Field coach in the spring. Coaching gives me the opportunity to work with the future of the sport and seeing the hard work and dedication in those kids brings a great joy to my life.
The drive behind the writing are the things in life that fuel my passion. I am an avid trail and ultramarathon runner. And although I prefer the dirt, grime, struggle, and solitude that the trail and ultra distance provides, I also participate in a number of road marathons and other distances as well. As long as my feet are moving beneath me, I'm about as happy as can be.
To date, I have participated in hundreds of running events including: The Bigfoot 200, Arrowhead 135, Hitchcock 100, Booneville 100, Savage 100, Superior 100, Lean Horse 100, multiple 50 milers and 50Ks, over 30 marathons including the Boston Marathon and New York City Marathon, and countless half-marathons, 10Ks, and 5Ks. I continue to participate in as many races as possible and am always looking for the challenge in this journey we call life.
More important than any of the books, running, and coaching is that I am a husband and a father to an amazing family. None of this would be remotely possible without them and they support my somewhat crazy and bizarre lifestyle. It's not always easy to love an ultrarunner (we tend to smell), but they certainly do their best.