Death defying

Alissa St Laurent first woman to win Death Race ultramarathon

Running through 77.6 miles through a course that features unforgiving mountains and rivers, and criss-crosses the Canadian Rocky Mountains sounds incredibly difficult — and it is. In fact, it’s name — The Canadian Death Race — pretty much sums up how challenging annual the event is. Alissa St Laurent is now the first woman to win the grueling race, crossing the finish line in a little under 14 hours. St Laurent beat the next solo runner by more than 90 minutes, and also defeated the relay teams. She hopes that her win will inspire other women to take on long-distance running challenges.”A lot of women hold back that competitive drive,” she said. “I’d like to see it more.”

Read more at CBC.

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