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Michael Welborn

Hiking Since
Oklahoma, US
Blackberry Vanilla
Favorite Nuun Flavor

About Me

I was a non-athlete until introduced to rucking in 2017. Since January 2017, I have logged over 2,100 miles carrying 30 pounds or more in my GORUCK Rucker ruck sack. To date I've completed 13 GORUCK Light and 1 Tough challenge events including 1 back to back series, 4 Constellation survival events, 1 26.2 Miler GORUCK Star Course distance event. 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 and 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
  • Five 26.2 mile marathons rucked to date with 20 or 30 pounds
  • Thirteen GORUCK Light Challenge events crushed


Personal Records

Athletic Accomplishments

Rucking the marathon distance with 30 Pounds