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Women Win Ultramarathons

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Nov 12, 2018 10:00 pm
  • 15:23

Guest: Shawn Bearden, PhD, Professor of Exercise Physiology, Idaho State University 12 hours, 42 minutes and 39 seconds. That’s how long it took Camille Herron to run 100 miles last year. That’s running a 7 ½ minute mile – 100 times, back to back. Not only did she shatter the women’s 100-mile record, but she beat the fastest known time on that trail for both women and men. In most physical sports, men seem to be stronger and faster. But in the extreme lengths of ultramarathons, women are rising to the top.