Jim Mollosky, ATC, LMT, CSCS, a member of UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine’s physical therapy and wellness team, recently participated in an ultramarathon called Rim-To-Rim-To-Rim (R2R2R). While many people hike the Grand Canyon, in the ultramarathon world many people attempt to run it in one outing. With an elevation change of over 20,000 feet, and a distance of 45 miles, Jim finished the journey in 12 hours. Since R2R2R is not a scheduled run and is more of a personal challenge, it can be completed any time of year. Jim started the journey on December 18th before dawn, with temperatures between 10 and 19 degrees, and finished at sunset with temperatures in the 40’s. The varying temperature proved to be an obstacle, in addition to the limited access to food and water, and rough terrain along the way.
Jim started his ultramarathon career by participating in adventure racing, which involves trail running, mountain biking, climbing, and paddling. These activities range from one to four days in duration. He has also participated in numerous other running outings, such as the Juneau Alaska Ridgeline, the Grand Teton Mountains, and mountains in Boulder, Colorado.
With over 17 years of experience working in sports medicine, Jim specializes working with athletes – with special expertise in runners. He has certifications in massage therapy, strength and conditioning, and athletic training, and sees patients of all ages out of our Amherst office.
To schedule an appointment with Jim Mollosky, call 716.204.3200 or request an appointment here.