Dominic Grossman is 25 years old and has been running long distance for 11 years, since his first marathon at age 14. He's competed in ultras for the last 4 years with strong finishes at a variety of distances including the 135 mile Badwater Ultramarathon, Hardrock 100 Mile, and wins in the Angeles Crest 100 mile, Rocky Raccon 50 mile, and Bulldog 50k. His sponsors include New Balance, Injinjii, PowerBar, and SaltStick. He also runs for the charity Team RWB which provides support for returning veterans in endurance sports.
Last Christmas I was on vacation at my parent’s house in Arden, NC and I got my first taste of Mt. Mitchell on a 3600ft, 5.5 mile climb out of Black Mountain Campground. The trails were steep and technical and the top featured a picturesque Spruce-Fir forest covered in 6” of powder. I shared a few pictures from the run on Facebook, and a generous Brevard native, Scott Wolfe offered me his spot in the Mount Mitchell Challenge (40 miles). I was psyched to have an excuse to come back in February and compete in a race known for snow and harsh conditions.