Weight: 114 lbs.
PRs: 5 KM: 19:30; Marathon: 3:15; 50 mile: 6:51; 100 km: 8:36; 100 Mile: 18:04
Born: 12/28/64 in Baltimore, MD
Current Residence: San Antonio, TX
College: University of Denver 1987
Sponsor: Hammer Gel
Amanda burst into the ultra running scene in 1999 with wins in the USA 50 mile Trail Championships and the Leadville 100. Since that time, she has continued to excel at ultra distance running both on and off road, most recently capturing the women's title at the World Masters 100 km in December 2005. Amanda is a Varsity Cross Country coach at Saint Mary's Hall in San Antonio, TX. She also coaches individual runners of all ages to pursue goals from 5K to Ultra marathons. Her main focus is to introduce and foster a love of the sport of running in as many people as possible.
In their own words...
Running achievement I am most proud of: 2005 World Masters Championship. I completely shifted my focus from trails to road, gave up racing, and trained like a maniac for an entire year. It paid off.
Why I run: Running gives me perspective on the rest of my life. It is my passion.
Future Goals: Compete in races around the world.
Favorite quote: Though we may not see it at the moment, there is a reason for everything!