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It's a Fight to the Finish at UTMB for Ultimate Direction Ambassadors Jason Schlarb & Meredith Edwards

Can Schlarb improve on a career best 4th place at the world’s biggest ultramarathon?

Boulder, Colorado (November 7, 2019) – Ultimate Direction, the leading brand in hydration and wearable gear innovations, announces the dramatic conclusion to this season’s adventure running and travel series, Run Around the World. Produced by Ben Clark, it features UD ambassadors Jason Schlarb and Meredith “Merejune” Edwards.

The stage is Chamonix, France in the Mont Blanc valley where the world’s best runners gather. It can only mean one thing: race week at the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc (UTMB). As the “Schlarb crew” sets up in the valley, Jason reflects on his best UTMB result, a fourth place in 2014. Could he do better in 2019?

With a dream to become the first-ever American winner, Jason is fueled with motivation to have the best day of his career, while honoring a promise made to his young son Felix. While racers buzz around the start line and the drama builds, Jason’s partner and UTMB crew chief Merejune is by his side. Here begins the most challenging physical and mental test of his career.

Shot in dramatic high definition, Run Around the World is free to watch and premieres on Facebook and the Ultimate Direction Buzz Blog. Created to inspire and show how the couple deals with taking on big challenges and risks, the series gives viewers insight into what professional athletes experience behind-the-scenes.

Run Around the World Episode 6 is directed, as always, by award-winning filmmaker Ben Clark. New UD gear, including the 2020 Signature Series 5.0 Ultra Vest and FK Ultra Poles, is also featured. 

See the episode now on UD’s Facebook page and on

Ultimate Direction will continue supporting Run Around the World in 2020, starring UD Ambassadors Jason and Merejune.

About Ultimate Direction

In 1985 Ultimate Direction invented the first waist pack for carrying bottles. A few years later they designed the first hand-held water bottle carrier and numerous innovations defining the hydration pack category for endurance and every-day athletes. 30 years later the brand remains credible and critical to the world’s most passionate athletes. Ultimate Direction is headquartered in Boulder, Colorado. Visit

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