Camille Herron: World Record Speed with a Smile

Camille Herron is one of the best ultrarunners in the world right now for both women and men. You can find Camille with a big smile on her face while regularly beating both the men and women in ultramarathons. One of her secret weapons is her unwavering positive attitude and a desire to prove her doubters wrong. She has been successful in both road and trail races from the marathon,  100 miles and 24 hour events. Earlier this year she was in a bad car accident that she was lucky to walk away from but this near death experience changed her focus and she's tackling each day with a new energy and appreciation. In this podcast we discuss Camille's near death experience, her records including her World record for fastest marathon in a superhero costume, how she is approaching training, her diet and her favorite fast food. We discuss her preparation this year for the most competitive ultra in the world, Comrades Marathon, and the highly competitive Western States 100 less than one month apart as well as PEDs, supplements, whether women are selling themselves short in competition, her unique running gait, doubters and trolls, and her move to Colorado.

Learn more about Camille: her website, coaching and training camps

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Music by Boomkat "Now Understand This" and Br'er Rabbit "What's Left".

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Camille on her way to winning the Tarawera 100 mile
Camille on her way to winning the Tarawera 100 mile
Camille has loved running since she was a child. here's a picture she made when she was child.
Camille has loved running since she was a child. here's a picture she made when she was child.
Camille with husband Conor after winning the highly competitive Comrades Marathon, which she calls her biggest achievement thus far in her running career.
Camille with husband Conor after winning the highly competitive Comrades Marathon, which she calls her biggest achievement thus far in her running career.

1 thought on “Camille Herron: World Record Speed with a Smile”

  1. Loved this podcast – Camille is a true running superhero (with the Guinness Record to back it up!) Her positivity, smile and general good-naturedness is exactly what this sport needs.
    Thanks for the great interview Candice – looking forward to the next one 🙂

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