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The Strava Club

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9:51 AM on Monday, May 7, 2018   •   Edited

Running Across California

"Go do something crazy.” That’s the spirit driving Ali Butler-Glenesk, an average runner who woke up one morning and hatched the ultimate challenge for herself: Become the fastest known woman to run across her home state of California.

“Running gives me a place for my rage on the bad days and a place for my joy on the good days,” Ali said. “Leading up to the run across California (which we affectionately now call RAC), I went through a harder period at work. My career was not progressing in the ways I would have hoped and I often felt incredibly down on myself. I knew that if I was going to quit my job and forge a new path, I wanted to have some specific goals to head towards. I came up with the idea for RAC and everything just started falling into place.”

Check out the documentary about Ali's amazing run: https://www.outsideonline.com/2302951/running-across-california

Follow Ali on Strava to keep up with all of her adventures: https://www.strava.com/athletes/3438509