CAMILLE HERRON

pro road / ultra-trail runner

 
 
Photo Credit: Jetline Action

Photo Credit: Jetline Action

Age: 35 years old
Hometown: Norman, OK
College: The University of Tulsa, B.S. Exercise and Sport Science
Oregon State University, M.S. Exercise and Sport Science
IAAF Profile: https://www.iaaf.org/athletes/united-states/camille-herron-243810

Camille is establishing herself as one of the fastest female ultrarunners ever on all surfaces. Already an international star, her speed, versatility, toughness, and knack for winning are certain to make her a legend.

Starting her career as a marathoner, she is a three-time Olympic Marathon Trials qualifier (personal best of 2:37:14), 20 time marathon winner, Guinness World Record holder for racing in a Superhero costume, and currently aiming to become the first woman to win a marathon in all 50 US States. In 2015 she burst into the ultrarunning world by winning the US 100K National Championship at Mad City in 7:26:24, her debut at the distance. In the fall, she won two World titles (50K and 100K) and ran the 4th fastest 100K ever (7:08:35). In October 2015 she set a new "World Road Best" for 50 Miles at the Fall 50/US 50 Mile Road Championship running a time of 5:38:41.

In 2016 she transitioned to trail running, finishing in 4th place (7:30) at Lake Sonoma 50, 1st at the White River 50 with the 2nd fastest time ever (7:36), and won the Ultra Race of Champions 100K with a 27 min. Course Record (9:36:05). In 2017, after qualifying for the Western States 100 at the Bandera 100K, a month later she won the Tarawera 102K in New Zealand with a new Course Record of 8:56. 

In June 2017, Camille became the first American in 20 years, since Ann Trason did it in 1997, to win the highly prestigious and competitive Comrades Marathon in Durban, South Africa. She is now one of only three Americans to ever win Comrades, alongside Ann and Alberto Salazar.

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PR’s / Titles

  • 5k - 16:46; 10k - 34:39;  20k - 1:12:34; Half Marathon - 1:16:36; Marathon - 2:37:14; 50k- 3:20:58; 50 Miles - 5:38:41; 100K-7:08:35 (4th fastest time ever in the world)
  • 20-time Marathon winner
  • 2015 IAAF/IAU 50K World Champion
  • 2015 IAAF/IAU 100K World Champion 
  • 3-time US Olympic Marathon Trials qualifier
  • 2015 50 Mile National Champion, new World Road Best
  • Voted IAU, USATF, and Competitor.com Ultrarunner of the Year
  • Voted Ultrarunning Magazine Performance of the Year (100K World title)
  • Earned USATF Athlete of the Week three times in 2015
  • Longest winning streak in the world amongst elite women in 2015 (13 wins in a row, including 2 World titles and 2 National titles)

2016 / 2017 Results

  • Comrades Marathon, South Africa — 1st
  • Ultra Race of Champions, Auburn, CA — 1st (3rd overall), Course Record
  • White River 50 Miler, Mount Rainer, WA — 1st (4th overall)
  • Waugoshance Trail Half Marathon-- 1st overall (beat the men)
  • Lake Sonoma 50Miler, Healdsburg, CA — 4th
  • Bandera 100K, San Antonio, TX — 2nd (4th overall) 
  • Tarawera 100K, New Zealand — 1st (9th overall) / Course Record
  • Chuckanut 50K, Bellingham, WA- 4th
  • Comrades Marathon, 1st female 

 

Predicted 2017 Schedule (through June) 

  • August - Leadville 100

  • September - CCC at UTMB

  • October - Grand Trail Des Templiers in France

  • November - JFK 50 or North Face 50

  • December - Desert Solstice 12 hr/100 miles

     

 
 
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Photo Credit: Jetline Action

Photo Credit: Jetline Action

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