Watch: A Video Portrait of Ann Trason, Trail-Running Legend
Administrator December 3rd, 2015
Ann Trason is one of trail running’s most legendary figures. Among numerous other accomplishments, her 1994 course record at the Leadville Trail 100 (18 hours 6 minutes, second overall) still stands today.
In this video, “15 Hours with Ann Trason,” by Billy Yang, Trason talks about running as a child, her initial reaction to ultrarunning and her mixed feelings about Chris McDougall’s bestseller Born to Run, which includes a section about Trason and the 1994 Leadville race. (Trason says that the book had a positive impact in that it “got so many people into running,” but what McDougall wrote about her is “great historical fiction.”)