The PR Project: California to New York, February 2018
Pam Reed, the ultra running legend, is going the extra mile in 2018.
In a career that spans over 3 decades, Pam Reed reigns as one of the most accomplished ultra runners ever, with multiple wins at the Badwater 135, dubbed the “Toughest Foot Race on Earth” by Outside Magazine, World Records in the 24Hour and 48 Hour Races and well over 80 finishes in 100 mile races.
All of these accomplishments have been training for her ultimate goal: the Transcontinental Record.
This February, Pam and her crew will set out from California, bound for New York with the goal of breaking the Guinness World Record of 54 days, 16 hours and 24 minutes for a Transcontinental crossing of the US.
This 35-year old record is just waiting to be smashed, and Pam will be going the extra mile to do it.
Overcoming Challenges & Adversity
Pam is a survivor of anorexia nervosa, an eating disorder that affects over 3 million people in the U.S. She recognizes many parallels between her life race to conquer this condition and the challenges of competitive racing. She writes very openly about it in her book, The Extra Mile.
Pam is proud both personally and professionally of her accomplishments in these areas and discusses her history with anorexia without reservation. She hopes that others will find strength in her example, strive to overcome similar difficulties, and strive to achieve their personal best.
The Extra Mile
One year after her astonishing victory at the Badwater Ultramarathon, Pam Reed again made distance-running history when she braved the hottest weather in years–125 degrees–to successfully defend her title. How does this 100-pound mother and stepmother of five muster the endurance and courage for the 28-hour climb from the hottest desert floor on Earth to the shadow of the continental United States’ highest point?
In The Extra Mile, we watch this ultramarathon champion seek balance in her life as a wife, mother, athlete, and entrepreneur. With astonishing candor, Reed tells of her 15-year battle with anorexia. And she helps us to understand her passion for ultrarunning–to discover how far the human body can be pushed.