Aside from her rock star looks, Catra Corbett is a standout in the running world on her accomplishments alone. Catra is the first American woman to run over 100 miles or more on more than 100 occasions and the first to run 100 and 200 miles in the Ohlone Wilderness, and she holds the fastest known double time for the 425-miles long John Muir Trail, completing it in 12 days, four hours, and 57 minutes.
And, unbelievably, she's also a former meth addict.
After two years of addiction, Catra is busted while selling, and a night in jail is enough to set her straight. She gives up drugs and moves back home with her mother, abandoning her friends, her boyfriend, and the lifestyle that she came to depend on. Her only clean friend pushes her to train for a 10K with him, and surprisingly, she likes it and decides to run her first marathon after that.
In Reborn on the Run, the listener keeps pace with Catra as she runs through difficult terrain and extreme weather, is stalked by animals in the wilderness, and nearly dies on a training run but continues on, smashing running records and becoming one of the world's best ultrarunners.
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The epic exploits of an amazing ultra runner
Catra Corbett’s story is an inspiration for all those who strive and are committed to trudging forward and moving onward regardless of how formidable the obstacles. This book is a compilation of epic tales of adventure from hiking to climbing to astonishing feats of ultra running. It is also deeply personal and uncompromisingly honest. The ‘Dirt Diva’ shares her childhood grief at the loss of her father, the trauma of losing a sister to addiction, and her own struggles to overcome dependency. On the way, Catra Corbett offers a shining example for how to be your own best self. A great read — not only for runners but all those seeking inspiration and clarity from someone who has overcome much to show us how to excel.