Pam Reed

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Pam Reed

Pamela J. Reed (born February 27, 1961, Palmer, Michigan, United States) is an American ultrarunner who resides in Tucson, Arizona and Jackson, Wyoming.[1] She is the race director for the Tucson Marathon.[citation needed]

In 2002, Reed was the first woman to become the overall winner of the Badwater Ultramarathon. She subsequently repeated as overall winner of the race in 2003. In 2002, her win also set the women's course record.[2]

In 2003, she set the women's record for the USATF 24-hour track run, which was later broken by Camile Herron.[3]

In 2005, she completed a 300-mile run without sleep. She completed the run in slightly less than eighty hours.[citation needed]

Reed is the current female American record holder in six-day marathons after completing 490 miles in the Twelfth-Annual Self-Transcendence 6- & 10-day Race in New York City. She completed the Multi-day race on Saturday, May 2, 2009.[2]

Reed is the author of the book The Extra Mile: One Woman's Personal Journey to Ultra-Running Greatness Rodale, Inc. (ISBN 1-59486-415-2).


  1. ^ "Marathon & Beyond - The web site for marathoners and ultrarunners". Retrieved 2013-10-15.
  2. ^ a b "". Pam Reed. Archived from the original on 2012-06-21. Retrieved 2013-10-15.
  3. ^ "Camille Herron sets 24-hour running world record at 270km". 28 October 2019.

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