"The essential thing is to run. Period."

Anthony Horyna

Creative Director/Copy Writer

Hey there. I’m Anthony. A 45 years old male with some English, some German and some Austrian mixed together. A father to a 14-year-old and an advertising expert / Creative Director by trade. I only came to the world of running and endurance sports in my mid to late 30s, competing and finishing multiple trail-, mountain and ultra-distance races. Since 03.01.2016 I am running every day. That is streak running. 7 days a week. 365 days a year. Without exception. Or pause. Before work. After work. While travelling. Inland. As well as overseas. All over the world. To me, running changed my life. And continues to change it.

//// Why did you start running - what was your motivation?

Originally started running to get fit and healthy. To get rid of them extra pounds. To stop drinking. To stop smoking. To become a healthier, more mindful and better version of myself than I was back then.

//// Do you remember your first race? How was your feeling when you finished?

First proper race was the GutsMuths-Rennsteiglauf over 72.2 kilometer in 2014. Oh, it was a long run. And felt long. But also fun. And made me understand, that the body and mind are capable of so much more. And actually able to go-way-beyond expectations.

//// What is the one run you'll never forget, and why?

There are actually 2 races I will not forget. The Transylvania One Hundred in Rumania (2015). And the NUTS PALLAS 134K Trail Ultra in Finnish Lappland (2016). The first because it was my first encounter with a distance way over 100 kilometers, due to me getting lost and adding a neat 24 k to the already strenuous 100 kilometers thru them Carpathian Mountains. The second because this was run in Summertime close to the arctic circle – so there was light 24/7. Quite the mind-bender. Oh, yes and also because about 85 kilometers into the race I got into a proper hail and rain-storm that almost got the best of me and my mind. But pushed thru and finished anyhow.

//// Why are you a 361° ambassador? What motivates you to go beyond expectations?

I have to say, that I really like the 361° attitude of going beyond expectations. Of supporting runners, who themselves are going beyond expectations.
My motivation to go beyond expectations? The pure fact, that I am alive and still kicking! And going at it every single day.

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