S2EP8: AMELIA BOONE
The Queen of Pain
Amelia Boone started her racing career by winning 2nd place female (11th overall) in 2011’s World’s Toughest Mudder, her first ever obstacle race. Since then, she has become the most decorated obstacle racer of all time with over 50 podiums, all while working full-time as a corporate attorney. In 2016, Amelia suffered a debilitating femur fracture and subsequent sacral fracture that kept her from racing for over a year. Amelia talks to us about how she manages pain during competition and gives us an honest look into everything she feels she did wrong while recovering from her injuries to return to an elite level of performance. Amelia joined us via Skype.
Films, races, and records mentioned in the episode:
- Article about Evelyn Stevens time trial record
- The Barkley Marathons: The Race That Eats Its Young (2015), documentary directed by Annika Iltis and Timothy Kane
- Peak Death Race