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ashley nordell

Favorite quote: Since I am from Oregon, I have to go with a Pre quote: "To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift." - Prefontaine
I also love, "That's the thing about running: your greatest runs are rarely measured by racing success. They are moments in time when running allows you to see how great your life is." - Kara Goucher

- 50k Trail- 4:10- (Hagg Lake)
- 50 mile trail (Leona Divide)- 7:36
- 100 mile trail (Western States)- 19:26

Fun facts:
- Both my parents have (and still do) raced ultras. My dad out-kicked me and beat me in my first 50k.
- I was the youngest finisher in my first 100 miler (Western States) back in 2004. I had to run the last 30 miles with bags of ice duct taped to my knees and my pacer would tear them off at each aid station and re-tape on new bags. When he saw my parents at mile 93 he ran up to them and said he didn't think anything was permanently wrong.

Birthday: December 27, 1979

Favorite movie:  Favorite running movie would have to be "Without Limits." Growing up, I loved the original "Parent Trap" with Hailey Mills.

Proudest accomplishment: I would say finishing my first 100 because it was such a crazy suffer fest, so just persevering and finishing was special. Also, this year's Bighorn 100 was pretty epic - to go from feeling so awful the first 40 miles to having probably one of my best races is a good testimony to never give up - lots can happen in 100 miles.

Goals for 2017: Still working on my 2017 calendar, but I hope to continue to work on improving my weaknesses - leg speed and technical downhills, and continue to create the best balance I can with racing and my family.

Favorite rabbit gear and why: Still to be determined, though the Sleevie Wonder is a pretty fantastic piece. I love thumbholes in shirts, and the material feels amazing.

Social media:

Instagram: @ashleynordell

Facebook: Ashley Nordell

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