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Kalahari Trailblazers

Timothy Olson

In our ambassadors’ blog series, we’ll introduce you to the awesome people who taste the adventure every day! Our next trailblazer is Timothy Olson, an ultra-runner, father, and husband based in Boulder, CO.

Timothy Olson eating original biltong with snow topped mountain in the background

About Timothy

Timothy Olson, the “Mindful Mountain Ultra Runner,” has won the Western States 100 Mile race twice, once in 2012 and again in 2013. In 2012 he set the fastest known time for the Western States 100 at 14 hours, 46 minutes, and 41 seconds. Most recently in July 2021, Timothy achieved the fastest known time on the Pacific Crest Trail, which runs just under 2,600 miles from Mexico to Canada with over 400,000 feet in elevation gain. He completed the trek in 51 days, 16 hours, and 55 minutes, averaging more than 50 miles per day for 7 weeks. The previous record was held by Karel Sabbe in 52 days, 8 hours, and 25 minutes in 2016.

How does Kalahari fuel Timothy’s adventures?

Biltong and Crisps were an integral piece of Timothy’s nutrition while running the Pacific Crest Trail in July 2021. Because of the subtle flavors, high protein content, and no sugar or artificial ingredients, Original BIltong and Crisps became his favorite refuel snacks both on the trail and in his recovery. His whole family enjoys Kalahari, packing their bags full of snacks for outdoor adventures like day hikes, camping trips, and more. Timothy values Kalahari’s superior nutrition, often integrating biltong and crisps into his meal prepping and dinner ritual.

You can follow Timothy on Instagram @timothyallenolson or on his website 

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