Welcome Raptor's new board member and VP. . .

Ann Trason

Career Highlights

Western States Endurance Run (100 mile race over the Sierra Nevadas from Squaw Valley to Auburn, Ca.)
14 time women’s winner (1989-1999 & 2000-2003) Held course record for 18 years (17:37), until surpassed by Ellie Greenwood in 2012. Second Place Overall 1995 & 1994, third place 1996, 1993, & 1992 Thirteen times in top 10 overall.

Leadville Trail 100 (Leadville, CO)
Four-time women’s winner (1988, 1990, 1994, 1998), course record holder (18:06)
Second overall in 1994, third Place 1990

Comrades Marathon (South Africa) 54 miles
South Africa Two-time women’s winner 1996 and 1999, and set the uphill women’s course record (6:13) in 1996.

100 Kilometer World Championship
Two-time women’s winner (1998, 1995) Set world record (7:00:47) 1995

1989 TAC (now U.S.A Track & Field) 24-Hour National Championship First and only woman to win a national championship outright

Races won outright
1994 Silver State 50-Mile Trail Run
1992 Quicksilver 50-Mile Trail Run
1991 Sri Chinmoy 100 mile
1991 Bay Area 12 Hour
1989 24 Hour National Championship

U.S. Olympic Marathon Trails Qualifier 1988, 1992 and 1996
Only person ever to qualify for the Olympic Trails Marathon “enroute” to a longer distance

Awards
1995 American Runner of the Year (Runner’s World magazine)
1988-1998 and 2001 Ultra Runner of the Year (Ultrarunning magazine)
1988-1992, 1994-95 USA Track & Field Ultra Runner of the Year
1994 Hall of Fame Inductee, Road Runners Club of America

On top of all this, Sports Illustrated named her one of the "Top 100 female athletes of the 20th century."

Ann is also a featured columnist for Ultrarunning Magazine and. . . 

has her own business, Ann Trason Running, in which she coaches distance runners all over the world. 

We are honored that Ann has managed to fit this new duty into her incredibly busy schedule!

Thanks Ann!!!

We are thrilled to be able to add Ann to our board of directors.  Not only is she a legend in long-distance running, but her knowlege of the sport and her coaching expertise will help take Raptors to the next level as major Bay Area youth running club! Many of you are no doubt aware of Ann's incredible career, but for those who are not, here is a quick run-down:

She loves dogs, too!

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