Athletic Accomplishments

2-time champion and only woman to win the 135-mile Badwater Ultramarathon (2002 and 2003)
Badwater Ultramarathon 40 – 49 age group record holder (27:42:52 in 2008)
Only women to complete 10 Badwaters
Completed 13 Wasatch 100’s and closing in on 10 finishes in Western States and Leadville
Completed over 80+ 100 mile runs or more
Completed 100+ Ultra Marathons
Qualified for World Ironman Championships 2010 – 2013 and World Ironman 70.3 Championships in 2010 – 2014
24-hour American women’s record holder: 138.96 miles (2003)
48-hour Ultramarathon women’s record holder: 212 miles (2004)
The only woman to ever run 300 miles without stopping (2005)
Ran 491 miles at the Self-Transcendence 6-Day Race (2009); unofficial American record
Has run more than 90 ultramarathon events
Marathon PR = 2:59
2003 USA Track & Field Women’s Ultra Runner of the Year
2003 Competitor Magazine Endurance Sports Athlete of the Year
Gold Ironman All World Athlete (top 1% age group 2013, 2014 & 2015)
44 Ironman Finishes to date
Pam was 2nd women at the Arrowhead 135. Running 135 miles self supported in January in Minnesota. (A big contrast from Death Valley.)
Author of The Extra Mile, Rodale, 2006
Race director, Tucson Marathon (since 1995)
Mother / stepmother of five


Personal Profile

Age: 53 (born Feb. 27, 1961)

Birthplace: Palmer, Michigan

Home: Jackson Hole, WY

Family: Husband (Jim), three children (Timothy, Andrew, Jackson), two stepsons (Jonathon,Greg)

Education: Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, Univ. of Arizona 1984; Attended Michigan Tech University

Occupation: Race director / owner, Tucson Marathon Events LLC; motivational speaker; role model using running and an active lifestyle to promote healthy living

Hobbies: Running, cycling, swimming, tennis, hiking, traveling

Passions: Helping children and young adults with obesity and eating disorders