Dunya and Alex left behind an unhealthy life of well-rounded smokers, and picked up running in 2009 and ultra running in 2014. Now the changed inspirational couple are running La Ultra - The High for the second year. Both ran 111 km at La Ultra - The High in 2015, Alex finished in 19 hours. Unfortunately Duniya had to quit inspite of having made it to the tough 48 hr cut-off at North Pullu.
Dunya will be running 111 km this year at La Ultra - The High and Alex will be running 333 km. Both have run Comrades a couple of times, Theagenios Ultra (100km) besides other 100 km races.