For 24-hour road running world-record holder Lizzy Hawker, no challenge is too great. Falling into ultra-running after training as an environmental scientist, Lizzy landed on the ultra-running scene ten years ago. In 2005, Lizzy decided to take on the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc – the brutal 165km trail race. After entering the race on a whim, with very little training or preparation, Lizzy was the first lady to finish. Since then, Lizzy has won the race a further four times, become the 100km Women’s World Champion and gained the world record for 24 hours road running. In April 2013, Lizzy took on the staggering 320 kilometre run through the Himalayas, from Everest Base Camp to Kathmandu in Nepal, breaking the world record with a time of 63 hours, eight minutes.
Lizzy is a true inspiration to anyone looking to push themselves. Her unbelievable achievements prove just how far commitment can take you. Listen to her inspiring words and find out more about her story here: