About Molly Sheridan extreme athlete
At 48 years old Molly entered her first marathon. Four weeks into training she injured her foot and was told that she was too old to be running. Taking her own advice, Molly corrected her training, mailed her finish-line picture to the doctor who told her she was old, and decided to challenge herself. As a novice runner, she entered the Rio Del Lago 100-mile Endurance Race. Traversing 100 miles non-stop through northern California, she discovered her love of endurance running, her youthful mind and her adventurous spirit.
In the past 7 years, Molly has run over 45 ultramarathons. In 2009, she completed the extreme running event Marathon Des Sables (MDS), a seven-day, 150-mile stage race across the Sahara Desert. Eight weeks later, Molly completed the 135-mile, non-stop, Badwater Ultramarathon. An invitation-only event, Badwater is considered the toughest footrace on the planet.
Ultramarathon Runner Molly Sheridan just finished La Ultra-The High
Molly is the first American woman to attempt and complete La Ultra-The High ultra-marathon, a 138-mile non-stop footrace in the Himalayas. La Ultra begins at 14,000 feet, with climbs to near 18,000 feet over two passes. The race culminates in the Morey Plains on the border between China and Pakistan. Even though the India Government said it was physically impossible to complete the distance, Molly completed the race August 13, 2011.
Molly has been featured among the “Women Who Move” in Women’s Running magazine; on Adventure Woman Radio, Nevada Public Radio KNPR, The Christian Science Monitor; and in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
There was a lot of excitement with the company that provided Molly with her nutritional needs. She was the first women to finish this event. Molly gave credit to the Isagenix products which she depended on for every event she did. We are one BIG team who help athletes reach their goals and satisfy their nutritional needs. This event was Molly’s biggest and hardest event ever.
Distance: 222 km (137.64 miles), Highest point: Khardung La at 17,700 ft, Cumulative vertical ascent: 11,000 ft, Cumulative vertical descent: 8,873 ft, Temperatures between 104F (40C) to 21F (-6C), Oxygen content of air at some stages: 40% of what it is sea level, Cut off time: 60 hrs..