A year-around, all-weather athlete, Amanda relies on GORE Apparel’s technology and engineering, and since she trains in the infamous turbulent weather of Colorado and Utah – she’ll need it.
Place of Residence: Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Date of Birth: 19. November 1989
Height: 5 feet 5 inches / 165cm
Weight: 119 lbs / 54kg
Clothing Size: Small
Sponsors: GORE RUNNING WEAR®, Altra Footwear, Discrete Clothing & Apparel, GU Energy Labs, Hi*Ball Energy, SheFit, Bobo’s Bars
Discipline: Trail Running
2017: 4th Place, Western States 100
2017: 1st Place, TransRockies Run
2017: 1st Place, Course Record: USATF 50 Mile Trail Championships (Cayuga Trails 50)
Amanda Basham is a professional runner, coach and personal trainer. She’s a running/fitness/health nerd and loves inspiring others to achieve their goals. She has been a runner for several years, but started dipping her toes in the trail world about three years ago. With her passion for running and collegiate competitiveness, she won her first 50k. Less than a week later she was looking into doing her first 50-mile race. She placed 2nd at that race and felt like she had a lot of potential. Since then she has won a championship race and placed top 5 at the most prestigious 100-mile race in the U.S.
I’ve had an awesome ride, but it’s far from over. I’ve learned a lot and met the best people I know through running. It’s become much more than a hobby. It’s a way of life.
Goal-oriented and believing in “Relentless Forward Progress”, Amanda hopes to place top 3 at Western States, win TransRockies again and place top 10 at Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc.
You have to wonder at times what you’re doing out there. Over the years, I’ve given myself a thousand reasons to keep running, but it always comes back to where it started. It comes down to self-satisfaction and a sense of achievement.
|Ultra Race of Champions||Skylark, Virginia, US||May 13th||www.uroc.com|
|Western States 100||Squaw Valley, California, US||June 24th||www.wser.org|
|TransRockies Run||Buena Vista, Colorado, US||August 15th||www.transrockies-run.com|
|UTMB||Chamonix, France||September 1st||www.utmbmontblanc.com/en/|