E12 Ellie Greenwood: How to keep running fun & what grit really looks like

Ellie Greenwood has a list of accomplishments that will blow your mind. Among others, she has two IAU World 100k wins, she was the 1st place female at Western States 100 miler in both 2011 & 2012 where she currently holds the course record, 1st place female at the 89km Comrades Marathon in 2014, and the winner of the Female Ultra Runner of the Year in 2011, 2012, & 2014. Her long list of wins is inspiring, but what I think is truly awesome about Ellie is her upbeat and fun attitude while facing some serious adversity. She talks about where she is at now and life as a full time coach. The one thing that stood out was she seems to understand her athletes as people and not just runners. She also talks about digging deep at the Comrades Marathon, a story that will leave you chomping at the bit to toe the line! Listen in to our conversation, there is a lot to learn from Ellie!

Photo by Jan Heuninck

Follow Ellie on Instagram at @elliejgreenwood and on Faccebook at https://www.facebook.com/ultra.ellie/

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