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Pam Reed: Winning Ultramarathons in Death Valley

The woman who beat all the men in the notorious Badwater Marathon in California.

In 2002, a middle-aged mother made history by winning one of the toughest races in the world outright. Pam Reed beat all the elite men competing in the 135-mile Badwater marathon through the desert of Death Valley, California. After her victory was seen by some as a fluke, she responded by defeating all the male runners again the following year. Pam Reed talks to Lissa Cook.

(Photo: Pam Reed after her victory at the Badwater marathon. Credit: Getty Images)

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