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JANICE ANDERSON
Events:  Ultramarathons
Height:  5' 7"
Weight:  
128 lbs.
PRs:
5 km - 17:21, 10 km - 36:15, Marathon - 2:54, 50 km - 3:43, 50 mile - 6:43, 100 mile - 16:03
Born: 4/26/66; grew up in Huntsville, AL
Current Residence: Marietta, GA
Club: Atlanta Track Club
Sponsor: Montrail/Patagonia

Career Highlights:

  • Five-time member of USATF national 100 km team 
  • First woman to break 17 hours for 100 miles on trail - 16:03 Rocky Raccoon 2000
  • USATF Ultra Runner of the Year 2000
  • Held five 100 mile course records simultaneously in 2000
  • Overall Woman's Winner of 50 ultra marathons
  • Montrail Team Member 2000-present
  • USATF 100 km team member 1991,1996,1997,1998,1999

Notable Race Finishes:  Rocky Raccoon 100 Miler, Feb 2000 16:03 (course record) PR WB; Arkansas Traveller 100 Mile, October 2000 17:47 (course record); Umstead 100 Miler, April 2000 18:02 (course record); Mohican 100 Miler, June 2000 18:53 (course record); Old Dominion 100 Miler, May 1997 18:25 (course record); Trailwalker Team 100km, Oct 2002 15:12 (team course record); Western States 100 95,96,97,98,03,04 (9th,8th,2nd,3rd,10th F) 21:07 (WS best - 97); Strollin Jim, 41.2 mile, winner 89,90,91,93,95,98 5:13 (course record - 95); Atlanta Track Club 50mile, Jan. '93 6:43 (course record); Atlanta FA 50KM, woman's winner 94 - 2000 3:56 (course record - 99); Pine Mtn 46 mile Trail Run, winner 93, 94 8:29 (course record - 93);  Mississippi 50 mile, Mar. '94 7:40 (course record); Mountain Masochist Trail Run,50 mile,winner 94,95,96,00 8:27 (course record - 94); Raccoon Valley 50 mile, July '94 7:15 (course record); Cherokee Foothills 50 km Trail Run, March '95 4:52 (course record); Mountain Mist 50 km Trail, winner '96,'97,'98 5:02 (course record - 98); JFK 50 Miler, Nov 1995 7:40, 1st F; Leone Divide 50 Miler, April 2003 8:19, 1st F; Del Passatore 100 km, Wash., DC, Oct. '93 8:42 1st F, PR

Other Running Activites: Georgia Ultrarunninng & Trailrunning Society President and founder 2004-present; USATF Mountain/ Ultra/ Trail Council member and championship chair 1996-present; USATF GA association LDR board member and secretary 2003-present; USATF GA association WLDR chair 1996-2003; Atlanta Track Club President 2000-2001 (second largest track club in US); Atlanta Track Club board member 1999; Chattahoochee Road Runner VP of Racing 1996-1998

In their own words...

Running achievement I am most proud of: The 2000 season, where I won 8 ultras, four of which were 100 mile races, and was the first woman under 17 hours for a trail 100 (16:03 at RR)

Why I run: I love the solitude. I love the camaraderie. I love the pure physical challenge of the sport.

Future Goals: To continue running the rest of my life.

Favorite quote: That which does not kill us makes us stronger.

and

Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure... than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.

 

 

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