Fascinating article from the New York Times of 11 August 2015 on this awesome young woman, 93 lbs, who is winning 100 mile ultramarthons in under 20 hours.
Kaci Lickteig estimated that she does nearly 80 percent of her mileage along the trails at Zorinsky Lake Park in West Omaha, Neb. (Credit Ryan Henriksen for The New York Times)
She May Be Small, but Kaci Lickteig (the Pixie Ninja) Is a Giant in Ultrarunning
“Lickteig, 28, has defied her geography (the flat plains of the Midwest) and her background (she barely ran as a teenager) to emerge as one of the country’s top female ultramarathoners…”
In June, Lickteig placed second at the Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run. She high-fived spectators as she approached the finish line. Courtesy of New York Times Photo by Allen Lucas
“On June 28, Lickteig placed second at the Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run, one of the sport’s most prestigious events, by traversing an undulating course in Northern California in 19 hours 20 minutes 31 seconds. She overtook several competitors in the race’s late stages, signaling her arrival in boldface type.”
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