By the age of 20, Cat Bradley had run her first 50K. By 23, she had bagged multiple ultra trail running wins including a victory at Western States 100 and top 10 finishes and podiums at some of the word's biggest races like Leadville 100 and UTMB. She even had time to score an FTK, becoming the first woman to go under 8 hours on the Grand Canyon's Rim to Rim to Rim. Simply put, Cat Bradley was born to race Ultra Marathons.
A collision with a drunk driver took away the hearing in her left ear, left her with a broken pelvis and lingering nerve damage that has delayed - rather than derailed - her plans.
We talk about what it has taken to get back into racing form. Why fear of failure leads one to run away from, rather than toward one's goals, and which comedian she'd most like to share a long run with.