Global Rescue supports 2,300-mile Red Bull Human Express trail run

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September 15, 2010

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Global Rescue will provide medical evacuation support for the Red Bull Human Express, Karl Meltzer’s 2,300 mile run along the old Pony Express route.

Meltzer will run 50 miles per day for 46 consecutive days, roughly following the path once taken by horseback mail carriers from Sacramento, CA to Kansas City, MO. Global Rescue will have aircraft and ground transport on standby throughout the route in the event of a medical emergency.

Meltzer, 42, has won a record 29 Ultra runs of 100 miles, and more than 50 Ultra runs overall. His complete stats can be found at To follow Karl’s progress, check in at

In 2009, Global Rescue medically supported Red Bull’s high-performance surf project off the coast of Mentawais, Indonesia. A Global Rescue paramedic aboard the project’s boat supervised the group of elite surfers and Red Bull rising junior talent and treated their injuries.

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