Marge is a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native raised in the Penn Hills. She went from a shy, chubby young woman to being the champion of four major 100-mile races and broke course records across the country, including the Leadville Trail 100, Mohican Trail, Kettle Moraine and Umstead Trail 100. As well as many other races and athletic accomplishments over the last forty-one years. Marge is also a fourteen-time finisher of the Leadville 100, four-time big buckle achiever, holds the record for most finishes by a woman and was women’s champion in 1985. This year Marge will be the oldest female to complete the Leadville 100. Marge is also the co-author of Leadville Trail 100: History of the Leadville Trail 100 Mile Running Race.
What a treat this was for us, Marge is full of spunk, positivity, and fun. She is truly living her best life! On this episode Marge takes us back to her first ultra marathon, how things have changed in ultra running and much more. We discuss what training is like as she prepares for the Leadville Trail 100 in August (she will be the oldest woman at 71 to complete it) as well as all her current running adventures. Marge also discusses her book and why it was so important for her to write it. We are in awe of Marge and her energy. This interview left us feeling so happy and incredibly inspired. I see a running adventure with Marge in our future.
To purchase a copy of Marge’s book, Leadville Trail 100: History of the Leadville Trail 100 mile Running Race go to Amazon.com.