Catra has run over 250 ultra marathons. She holds the womens' record for completing the John Muir Trail twice (out and back), a total of 424 miles, and has the second best all time result for a woman running one way (212 miles).
In November 2011 she ran her 80th 100 mile race. Known as one of the most determined and colourful characters in ultramarathon running, Catra lives an extremely healthy lifestyle now, although she abused alcohol and illegal drugs in the past, her positive attitude is a regular feature on her blog and something she brings to her job as a fitness training instructor.
In 2011 Catra ran 4,154 miles, and her lifetime mile count is an amazing 65,914 to the end of 2011.
In early 2013 she ran her 86th race at 100 miles, the Razorback 100. She finished as the overall winner, beating all male cmpetitors as well as winning the women's race (read more here).
"I have been a vegan for 15 years. I also love fast packing, long distance hiking, rock climbing and crossfit. I am not fast but love to run I love motivating others to attempt what they is impossible. I believe anything is possible as long as you want to do it."
Home video of Catra training:
Completing a 100 mile race: