Annie Hughes lives and trains year-round in Leadville, Colorado. This past summer at 23 years old, she became the youngest ever female champion of the Leadville 100 and the Moab 240. She ran one of her very first ultras at the Silver Rush 50 when she first moved to Leadville in 2019 and ended up qualifying for the 100. Annie has since fell in love with the sport and the longer 100 – 200 plus mile distances. Living in Leadville opened so many doors for her as an up-and-coming ultra-runner. She has met so many inspiring and supportive people and enjoyed training in one of the most beautiful places on the planet with endless trails to explore. She is so excited to share what she has learned the past few years on the “My First Ultra” podcast!
Annie Hughes was everything we thought and more. Her positive, happy energy really comes through. On this podcast we talk about what it is like to be the youngest female champion of the Leadville 100 and Moab 240. Annie shares fun stories about some of her other adventures and what drives her to keep pushing for more. We also discuss the influence other female ultra-runners have had on her. Annie embraces living and training in Leadville and shares some of her creative runs. We are excited to see what she does next!