Joasia Zakrzewski, a decorated runner, placed third in the event.
The runners were racing on an extremely narrow mountain path when hail, freezing rain and gale-force winds hit the high-altitude race.
"I was one signature away from my dream life ... and then, due to COVID-19, it all started to crumble."
“If I am out there living and breathing and attempting, not having to be the best at it, but attempting, that is a powerful statement of its own.”
"My boobs were killing me."
"If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together," says the old African proverb. Humans are social animals, and to go far in life, each of us needs others for inspiration.
I don't need a finisher's medal to feel like I accomplished something that day. I spent all day running through trails (my version of paradise), made quality connections with other runners and ran 20 miles with the love of my life. What the hell is there to be sorry about?
Where heart and high-tech meet.
There's a great phrase out there in the ultrarunning world -- it never gets easier, you just get better. And it didn't take long for it to hit me.