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Events: Ultramarathons
Height:  5' 6"
Weight:  135 lbs.
Born: Sioux City, IA
Current Residence: Charlestown, IN
Profession: Pediatric Physical Therapist
Sponsors:
Altra
Nathan Hydration
Running Skirts
Hammer Nutrition
Drymax Socks
PR's:
Half Marathon: 1:27:23 (split from marathon)
Marathon: 2:59:02
50 mile: 6:45:22
100k: 8:10:23
100 mile: 14:45:26
24-Hour: 148.9675 miles
48-Hour: 242.093 miles

Career Highlights:

  • 48 Hour American Record, Six Days in the Dome 242.093 miles
  • 48 Hour Indoor Track World Record, Six Days in the Dome 242.093 miles
  • 100 mile American Trail Record (held 11/2014 -2/2015), Tunnel Hill 100 miler 14:45:26
  • 2016 100k World Championship, Team Bronze, 1st Masters 100k (45-49 AG) 8:10
  • 2016 100k National Champion, 1st place 8:27
  • 2015 24-Hour Team, Silver Medalist 148.9675 miles, Team Gold
  • 2013 24-Hour Team, 4th place 142.730 miles, Team Gold
  • Runner-up at 50 mile Road National Championships in 2010 (7:09:18)
  • Voted Runner-up IAU Athlete of the Year 2014
  • Voted Masters Ultra Road Runner of the Year by USATF 2014
  • Voted Masters Ultra Road and Masters Ultra Trail Runner of the Year by USATF 2015
  • Completed Grand Slam of Ultra Running (Western States 100, Vermont 100, Leadville 100, Wasatch 100) 2013
  • 21 marathon wins, completed sub-4 marathons in all 50 states, 2:59:02 PR

Biography:

In a sport that is often all about personal transformations, Traci Falbo’s story is a great one. She is a 45 year-old mother of two who lost 80 pounds from 2003-2004 and ran her first marathon in 2004. Since that time, Traci has become an accomplished ultra runner. She is a pediatric physical therapist and member of USATF MUT (Mountain Ultra Trail) Executive Committee and the AAC (Athlete Advisory Council) representative for USATF MUT Executive Committee.

In their own words...

Running achievement I am most proud of: I am most proud of my 48 Hour performance in the Dome. I fought back from thinking I was done and wouldn’t be able to accomplish my goals. I was so dizzy that I was having trouble running, behind my pace schedule at some point, and wanting to quit. I have endured many times, but never had to dig to such a depth. I am certainly proud of the result, but more proud of finding out what I could do mentally.
 
Why I run: I run because I love it. It makes me feel free and strong! Running has given me opportunities to see parts of the world that I wouldn’t have traveled to if not for running. People in Ultrarunning are awesome-it’s about the journey and community. Everyone is supports each other and is always willing to help one another.
 
Future goals:  Western States redemption, break 150 miles in 24-Hours, 6-day race.
 
Favorite quote: “I run like a girl, try to keep up.”

 

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