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Events: Trail Ultramarathons 
Height:  5' 6"
Weight:  120 lbs.
Born: 11/27/66
Current Residence: Jefferson, NC
Sponsor: Montrail, Mountain Hardwear, Nathan Products, Nuun, Clif Bar, Petzel, Patagonia, Smart Wool

Career Highlights:
  • 1st place Female (6th overall) at 2010 USA 100 Mile Trail Championships (16:44:21, CR)
  • Runner-up at 100k Road National Championships in 2010 (8:05:23)
  • 24 hour team member in 2009 (2nd American)
  • Winner of 2005 Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run
  • Race director for the growing New River Trail 50k in Fries, VA

In their own words...

Running achievement I am most proud of: 2nd place at Mad City 100k (8:05:23) in April 2010. This was the first road event I have ever trained for and it was a great reminder that I can learn and grow and do new things!

Why I run: It is as close as I have come to feel what it must be like to fly! And it keeps me sane-at least, sane “enough”!

Future Goals: Experience stage runs, improve my 24-Hour and 100k road performances, keep running smart and healthy and strong for a long, long time. I hope to continue exploring possibilities!

Favorite quote:  "Here is the test to find whether your mission on Earth is finished: If you are alive, it isn’t." –Richard Bach

Additional comments/thoughts: I love the community and challenge of this sport! I have been ultrarunning for several years and have learned and experienced so much and my learning curve continues with each passing event or new training idea. I was never an athlete in my younger years (high school or college) so I constantly learn from races and since I work as a high school counselor, I like that our students here can see that sports can continue on as "serious leisure" even after high school!
 

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