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Michael Welborn

Hiking Since
Oklahoma, US
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About Me

I was a non-athlete until introduced to rucking in 2017. Since January 2017, I have logged over 1750 miles carrying 30 pounds or more in my GORUCK Rucker ruck sack. To date I've completed 9 GORUCK Light challenge events including 1 back to back series, 3 Constellation survival events, am registered for 5 more in 2019 as well as my first 2 GORUCK Tough events with back to back Light this June and December. I am the leader of my local ruck club, Green Country Ruckers, as well as Ruck Crew Team Lead for Team RWB Tulsa, the local chapter of the national veteran support organization. For both organizations, I provide weekly fitness opportunities where we ruck, do ruck exercises and ruck challenges.

Formerly a self-proclaimed "olympic-level couch potato" for 45+ years, I now LOVE staying active. Now with Team RWB & my ruck club, I lead others to do the same.

My "sport" is fairly new! RUCK•ING [VERB] To put weight on your back and go for a walk. Urban hiking. Check out for more information on rucking.

Top Achievements

  • Completed 1,000 miles rucked in 2017
  • Four 26.2 mile marathons rucked to date with 30 pounds
  • Nine GORUCK Light Challenge events crushed


Personal Records

Athletic Accomplishments

Rucking the marathon distance with 30 Pounds