Friday, May 1, 2009

2009 Team: Kathy Youngren

Kathy Faulkner Youngren Email: Personal Records: * 100 Miles - 20:11 at Vermont 100 miler in Woodstock, VT, July 1999 * 50 Miles - 7:25 at Mississippi Trail Run in Laurel, MS, March, 2000 * 50k - 4:12 * Marathon - 3:07 at Rocket City in Huntsville, AL * 10k - 39:43 for 10k at River City Run in Decatur, AL * 5k - 18:46 * 1 Mile - 5:46 at Jimmy Vest Memorial Mile in Florence, AL Brief Bio: I ran my very first race, the Marine Corp Marathon, in 1995. After running my third race ever, Strolling Jim 41.2 miler in Tennessee in 1996, I have been running races whenever possible; from 1 mile to 100 miles but I prefer ultramarathons. In 1999 I had the 5th fastest women’s 100 mile time, and recently, I was the first female at the Mother Road 100 miler in Oklahoma by running 20 hours, 57 minutes. In July of 2009, I was 4th female overall at the Badwater Ultramarathon - 135 miles through Death Valley. Even though I am an attorney, I will finish my Master’s Degree in Education in December, 2009. I have the two most wonderful dogs, Trails and Cairo. Short Term Goals: In March, 2010, the Antarctic Marathon. In the next few years, Rob and I want to pull a sled through snow and sub-freezing temperatures in the Arrowhead 135 Mile Winter Ultra in northern MN. Long Term Goals: Since I minored in Classical Archaeology, I have had an affinity towards the ancient Greek culture, so I am destined to run the Spartathalon 152 miler in Athens, Greece. Community Involvement: I am the Treasure of the Huntsville Track Club and volunteer at races and events of the HTC and Fleet Feet.