My guest this week is ultrarunner, skydiver, and nurse, Rachel Belmont.
Rachel never stops moving. She’s run the NYC marathon four times, the Boston Marathon, and a marathon on 4/7 of the continents, in locations such as Ireland, Tunisia, and Jordan.
Prior to the pandemic, the New Jersey native was training to run the Mount Everest Ultramarathon. Just 24 at the time, Rachel would have been the youngest person to ever run the race.
Unfortunately, the race was canceled because of the pandemic, and Rachel was forced to shift her focus and find an equally challenging race.
She’s now training for the Volcano UltraMarathon in Iceland in the middle of September.
In this episode, Rachel discusses her love of challenging herself, training for the Mount Everest Ultramarathon, running ultramarathons, living with the disappointment that the race wouldn’t happen, and setting her sights on Iceland and the Volcano UltraMarathon.
EPISODE #57: Rachel Belmont
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