Von Ralls – CF-L1, Crossfit Endurance, Distance Runner

I’ve been a Crossfitter for about 6 years.  I started as a 5′ 10″, 200 pound, out of shape 34 year old.  The community at Faction Strength and Conditioning, the CrossFit community, and the running community  here in Desoto County and Memphis, TN have changed my life.  I’m in better shape and I’m stronger than I’ve ever been in my life.  I’ve gone from barely being able to finish a 5K run to completing 3 50K races and 2 50 Mile races.  My race times have been going down, and my strength numbers have been going up.  It is my goal to be as strong as possible while maintaining the ability to finish Marathons and Ultra Marathons with respectable times.  I may not be the fastest racer at the event, but I will be the strongest!  This is my continuing quest.


  • Best Marathon Time:  3:47 – St. Jude Marathon (Memphis, TN) 2013
  • Best 50K Time:  6:03 Sylamore 50K 2012 Bartlett Park Ultras 50K 5:47
  • Best 50 Mile Time:  12:20 – Ouachita 50 Miler 2011 11:27 Oauchita 50 Miler 2012
  • 5K PR:  20:40
  • Back Squat: 345lbs.
  • Front Squat: 255 lbs.
  • Deadlift: 440 lbs.
  • Clean and Jerk: 200 lbs.
  • Power Clean: 225 lbs.
  • Fran: 4:24