Anton was born on August 2nd, 1983 in Nebraska. Most widely-known as a mountain runner, he also spends a lot of time climbing, biking and skiing, generally interested in human-powered mountain adventures. He has been running for 20 years (since 1995), climbing for 14 years, and biking and skiing seriously for the past year. Getting into running, biking, climbing and skiing came from the same reason: moving through the mountains under his own power is the most reliable source of contentment.
What I enjoy most about my sport is pre-coffees, post-beers. Which is just another way of saying that getting out in the woods everyday and using your body just makes everything in life better. Seriously.
Favorite place to run: Grand Canyon and/or Grand Tetons
Favorite place to ride: Limited experience, but I really dig the Switzerland Trail on my REEB Cycles Sam’s Pants.
Favorite place to climb: Rocky Mt National Park or Wind River Range, Wyoming
Favorite place to ski: My experience is limited to only the Front Range, but hey, I just like being able to pursue all these activities from within a mere 30-45min drive of Boulder.
My biggest accomplishment to date is getting to do this stuff full-time. I’m so grateful for that.
My favorite music is TV On The Radio and The Walkmen will probably always top the list for me. Lately, I’ve been listening to a lot of The Kills, Glass Animals, and Wolf Parade.
No favorite movie, but a couple highlights from the past few years have included Birdman, Whiplash, and The Place Beyond The Pines.
The biggest Inspiration to me is anyone who’s approaching life with creativity and originality.
My philosophy of life is ever-evolving. Stay curious.
My favorite Hotbox Roasters Coffee is Kenya Dig It, and the way I like to brew it is in a Bialetti!