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Long-Distance Diva: Exclusive Interview With Heather Fuhr

  • By Mario Fraioli
  • Published Jan. 19, 2011

Heather Fuhr has a penchant for going the distance. She’s won 25 Ironman titles around the world–including the the 1997 Ironman World Championship–and has most recently established herself as one of the top ultrarunners in the United States. In March of last year, she broke the course record in winning the Catalina Marathon and in December she  finished second overall at the Ridgecrest 50K and broke the legendary Ann Trason’s course record. And just last weekend she finished second at the Catalina 50 Miler in another course record of 6 hours and 50 minutes. Click on the image below to listen to her recent interview on the Competitors Radio Show with Bob Babbitt and Paul Huddle.

Ironman World Champion and ultrarunner extraordinaire Heather Fuhr. Photo: Newton Running

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Mario Fraioli

Mario Fraioli

Mario Fraioli is a senior editor at Competitor magazine. A cross-country All-American at Stonehill College in 2003, he now coaches the Prado Women's Racing Team in San Diego and was the men's marathon coach for Costa Rica's 2012 Olympic team. His first book, The Official Rock 'n' Roll Guide To Marathon & Half-Marathon Training (VeloPress, 2013) is available in bookstores, running shops and online.

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