Amanda Basham

I am a professional trail runner, endurance coach and full-time trainer at iFit. I’m an Oregonian originally and now live and train in Logan, Utah. 

I discovered long distance running in the midst of battling an eating disorder. I had struggled with it for 3 years at that point and decided to join the cross country team my senior year of high school. I ended up being pretty good and it became the start of my recovery.

I ran collegiately for a couple years and then got into road marathons. It wasn’t until 2014 that I discovered trail running after an injury from pounding the pavement. I was instantly hooked and jumped into the ultra scene. I’m very competitive so I made it a goal to become an elite trail runner. I accomplished that goal in 2015 and won the 50 mile USATF Trail Championships as my first race as a professional.

In the last few years I have traveled the world, ran miles and miles of beautiful trails and met the most amazing people. This sport has changed my life in so many ways and I hope to inspire others to pursue their passions. 

 

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