Before Catra Corbett aka Dirt Diva was an ultrarunner, she was a drug addict. The drugs led her to dropping out of school , developing an eating disorder, damaging relationships and eventually in jail. Catra hit her rock bottom and decided she was going to turn her life around. In 1996, two years after being clean and sober, she started lifting weights and walking. One day she just started running and never stopped. Catra has completed more than one-hundred 100-mile races, the Moab 240 multiple times, Bigfoot 200 and Badwater 135 and holds the fastest known time for the 425-mile-long John Muir Trail. Through Catra’s desire to help people by sharing her story she wrote a detailed bestselling book about her life, struggles and triumphs called Reborn on the Run; My Journey from Addiction to Ultramarathons.
Authentic! That is the best word to describe Catra. We could have talked to Catra for hours, she has a lot of life experience and wisdom to share. On this episode Catra talks about her many running adventures and most recent experience at the Bigfoot 200. The ultra-running world is lucky to have such a selfless runner out there. This is a woman who really cares about the community and lifting people up. We also discuss Catra’s book and being vulnerable. Of course, we had to talk about the one and only Truman. Catra is someone that has a lot to offer and is finding new ways to help people who struggle with addiction. We are big supporters and can’t wait to see what she does. I hope you enjoy this talk as much as we did.