Meet Mirna Valerio of Fatgirlrunning. Years ago she was on the fast track to an early grave. Working two jobs, with a toddler in tow, not sleeping, not exercising and not taking care of herself finally took a toll. After a wake-up call on the Interstate, Mirna needed to hear some tough words from her doctor. Namely that she wouldn't be alive to watch her son grow up if she didn't make some big changes.
Meet Gunhild Swanson, the oldest woman to ever finish the 100-mile Western States race. And finish she did - with 6 seconds to spare - in 2015, Gunhild gave everything she had to squeak across the line in 29 hours 59 minutes 54 seconds.