M.U.T Runner…

Any surface, Any distance! 

 May 2018 Issue of Runner’s World Magazine (Photo by Myke Hermsmeyer)

Sage’s Personal Bests and Career highlights: 

Career Highlights:

2- Time US Olympic Trials Qualifier in the Marathon (2008, 2012)

3-Time USATF National Champion (Mountain ’12, Trail 100km ’13 , Trail Marathon ’15)

2-time Tarawera 100km Champion in New Zealand (2013 and 2014)

3-time Speedgoat 50km Champion 

2-time Runner-up: International “SkyRunning” Series (2013, 2014)

2-time Lake Sonoma 50-mile Champion (2013 and 2017)

Youngest Competitor at 2008 US Olympic Trials Marathon (age 21)

16th Place at Boston Marathon in 2:19:12 (2015)

17th place at Chicago Marathon in 2:19:18 (2010) 

Course Record: White River 50 miler: 6:16 (2012)

1st place Mt. Washington Hill Climb: 58:27 (2012)

1st place at 2014 Pikes Peak Ascent World Long Distance Mountain Challenge (2:10)

1st place, The North Face 50-mile Championships (2014)

8th place at USATF National Marathon Championships at LA Marathon (12th overall in 2:20).. (2015)



1500m: 3:55 (2009)

Mile: 4:17 (2009)

3k: 8:22   (2009)

5K: 14:29 (2009)

8k: 23:48 (2008)

10k: 29:47 (2009)

10-miles: 49:01 (2011)

Half Marathon: 1:04:32 (2011)

Marathon: 2:16:52 (2011)



A native of Oregon, Sage ran for Newberg High School and placed 13th in the state cross country meet his senior year. Determined to run DI in college, Sage traveled across the country to run for co-founder Robert Johnson at Cornell University. At Cornell Sage not only qualified for the 2008 US Olympic trials marathon (junior year) – he also won the Ivy League Conference title for 10,000m on the track and qualified as an individual for the 2007 NCAA Championships in cross country.

Sage ran as a Brooks-sponsored elite runner on the post-collegiate Hansons-Brooks Distance Project team from August of 2009 to February 2012.  His running resume from their website can be found here. During his time at Hansons, Sage placed 17th overall at the 2010 Bank of America Chicago Marathon (8th American in the race), and placed 5th in the 2011 Rock n’ Roll New Orleans Mardi Gras half marathon with a personal best time of 1:04:32. Sage also ran a personal best marathon time  of 2:16:52 at the Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon that year (2011).

In the spring of 2012 Sage started ultra marathons and trail running. In his ultra debut had earned a 2nd place overall finish at the Chuckanut 50k in Bellingham, WA in March after missing a turn and running off course for 8 minutes. In June 2012, Sage won the Mt. Washington Road Race in 58:27 and won the US Mountain Running Championships in conjunction with that race. In July 2012 Sage won the White River 50 in 6:16 and bettered Anton Krupicka’s course record by over 9 minutes on the 50 mile course. Since then Sage has mixed it up with more technical and extreme SkyRunning courses such as Transvulcania and Speedgoat, but still has interest in attempting to qualify for his 3rd US Olympic Trials Marathon on the roads with a sub 2:19:00 performance. In 2014 Sage became the World-Long Distance Mountain Running Champion at the Pikes Peak Ascent (International Mountain challenge event that year) and also won the ultra competitive North Face 50-mile Endurance Challenge Championships in San Francisco, CA.

In 2015 Sage finished 16th place overall at the Boston Marathon with a road marathon time of 2:19:12.

In both 2018 and 2019 Sage finished top 10 overall in the prestigious Golden Trail Series International competition and ranking of international mountain-trail runners.

Sage looks to continue competing at a high level on the roads and trails at distances from the 10km to 100 miles with a focus on becoming one of the best Mountain-Ultra-Trail (“MUT”) runners in the world.

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2020 Race Schedule (TBD still)

February: Taraweara 102km Ultra marathon (New Zealand)

April: Mt. AWA SkyRace (Japan)

May: Zegama (Bask Country)

June: Mt. WA 12km (New Hampshire)

June: Mont Blanc Marathon 42km (Chamonix)

August: Sierre-Zinal (Switzerland)

August: Pikes Peak Marathon (Colorado)

Nov: Ultra-Trail Cape Town (South Africa)

2019 Race Results:

February: 2nd place at Moab Red Hot 55km

April: Rotterdam Marathon (2:23)

June: Comrades Ultra Marathon

June: Mont Blanc Marathon

August: 11th place Sierre-Zinal (2:38)

August: 2nd Pikes Peak Marathon (3:38)

Sept:  8th  Ring of Steall (Scotland)

Oct:   11th Annapurna Trail Marathon (Nepal)

2018 Race Results and Schedule:

Jan: 9th place Houston Marathon (2:19:52)

March: 1st place at Shamrock 15km Run in Portland, Oregon (47:24)

April: Boston Marathon (DNF…hypothermia)

May: Copenhagen Marathon (17th place, 2:23)

May: Zegama (28th place)

June: Mt. WA (3rd place)

July: Mont Blanc Marathon (9th place, top American)

July: Speedgoat 50km (2nd place, 5:29)

August: Pikes Peak Marathon (6th place, 3:46)

Sept: Jungfrau Marathon (5th place, 3:05, Top American)

Sept: Ring of Steall (SkyRunning World Champs and Golden Trail Series Final): 18th place, Top American

Oct: Otter Trail Race, South Africa 12th and Top American.

Finished 9th overall in the international Golden Trail Series

2017 Race Results:

Jan: Hong Kong 100km (3rd place) 

March: Chuckanut 50km (3rd place)

April: Lake Sonoma 50-miler (1st place)

June: Mt. WA road race (2nd place)

June: Mont. Blanc Marathon (7th place)

July: Speedgoat 50km (3rd place)

Sept: UTMB 100 (51st)

Dec: Xterra World Trail Half Marathon Championships (2nd place)