Pamela Chapman Markle
Living a life without limits
Pamela Chapman Markle is a 65 year old world class ultra marathoner, cancer survivor, nurse anaesthetist and inspirational speaker. She’s a 4 time Badwater 135 finisher and winner of the 2019 Badwater Cup.
The emergence of Pamela Chapman Markle as a prolific runner of 100-mile races is as sudden and surprising as it is unlikely.
Pamela never ran in a foot race of any distance before the age of 55; not even a 5k. Her first race ever was the 100-mile Rocky Raccoon Ultra in Huntsville, Texas, in February 2011.
“I had been running in the evenings after work to quiet my mind and something just told me to try a race and see what happened,” she explained.
“I enjoyed the peace and solitude of running alone, so participating in a marathon with thousands of other people didn’t appeal to me so I settled on a 50-miler. “I went to the website for the Rocky Raccoon to sign up for the 50 and it was full, so I chose the 100-miler, which still had slots remaining,” she remembered.