Camille Herron is an American ultramarathon runner. She was born on Christmas Day in Norman, Oklahoma. She credits her athletic ability and steely toughness to her grandpa, who earned two Purple Hearts in World War II, and her dad, who played college basketball at Oklahoma State University for 3-time Olympic Team Coach, Henry Iba. As a 7-year-old she would practice basketball without water until she would black out. When she was 17, her family became homeless when they lost their home in a tornado. She started running long on Sundays to celebrate her life. Camille won the 2017 Comrades Marathon and holds several World Record times at ultramarathon distances. She is the first and only athlete to win all three of the road IAU World Championships for 50K, 100K, and 24 Hours. Camille also holds the Guinness World Record for the fastest marathon in a superhero costume. She is known for running with her hair down, drinking beer, and eating tacos during ultramarathons. In November 2017, she broke Ann Trason's 100-mile Road World Record by over an hour in 12:42:40. She is the first woman to run under 13 hours for 100 miles, exceed 150 km for 12-Hours, and reach 270 km for 24-Hours. In April 2022, she became the youngest woman to reach 100,000 lifetime miles. Camille has overcome multiple challenges in her life, including injuries as a young runner and the loss of her family's home in the 1999 tornado outbreak in Oklahoma. In February 2019, just two weeks after surviving a rollover car accident, she won the Tarawera 100 Miler in Rotorua, New Zealand in a new course record of 17:20:52. She was a 3-time All-Stater in cross country, 3-time State Champion in track and field, and valedictorian at Westmoore High School. As a young runner, Camille experienced many injuries and was inspired to understand why. She got back into competitive running as a road racer in her fifth year of college coached by her husband and former elite runner, Conor Holt. In 2007, Camille graduated from Oregon State University with a Master of Science degree in Exercise and Sports Science.
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Who is Camille
Being a marathoner for 10 years before getting into ultra running
Committing to ultra running in 2015
Wikipedia for Camille
Being a shy kid with high energy
Getting into dance ad basketball before running
Playing point guard in basketball
Finding running very natural
Doing her first cross country race
Meeting her husband in college
Being surrounded by super runners and being inspired
Running miles for fun
Suffering from injuries and wanting to understand why
Winning 3 state titles in high school
Growing 9 inches and dealing with multiple stress fractures
Being told by doctors not to run competitively
Being taught how to train properly
Studying bone and exercise in grad school
Remaining injury free from her mid 20s
Reaching 100,000 miles in running
Being part of a research study at Stanford
Her running routine
Running periods and peri-menopause
Using her period as a marker of health
Having a mineral imbalance
Low magnesium and high iron
Working with a dietitian
Foot strike haemolysis
Recovery and sleeping after big training sessions
Getting into a better routine at night
Feeling the best she’s ever felt at 40
Loving 24hr races and why its the hardest distance
Strategy for 24hr races
Mentally breaking down the race
Why it’s the hardest ultra race
The motivation and where it comes from
Future races and wanting to race more trail races
Connect with Camille
Coaching with Camille
Advice for new runners
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