About this episode

Meghan Slavin is a physical therapist and ultra runner who lives in North Phoenix.

In this episode we talked about:

  • her first run (at 18)
  • pacing Western States to the finish line
  • the energy at Western States and her love for the trail community
  • her evolution into ultra running
  • what she loves about the hundred mile distance
  • Hole To Hump FKT (and being the first woman to complete it)
  • her motivation for doing it
  • the logistics of starting an FKT that involves a hike down to the base of the Grand Canyon
  • an epic story of the actual experience
  • what it was like realizing she had finished the FKT and still had to come down from the top of the peak
  • and so much more!

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