By Miriam Diaz-Gilbert
Eight years after entering the world of ultrarunning, the 5′ 6″, 114 pound Pamela Chapman-Markle, 63, is not slowing down. In fact, she’s getting faster. In November she placed 1st female and 5th overall in 20:58:24 setting a new USTAF record in her age group at the 2018 Kansas Rails-to-Trails 100 mile ultra.
In July 2018, Pamela shaved off 1 hour and 18 minutes from a course record she set in the 60-65 age group at the 2017 Badwater 135, where she placed 3rd overall female in 35:48:31. In 2018, Pamela placed 6th overall female and crossed the finish in 34:30:53 setting a new Badwater course record in her age group.
I first interviewed Pamela in October 2017. Here’s the link to the interview.