Ambassador Inspiration – Kellie Emmerson
We were very grateful to have Kellie Emmerson as Elite Ambassador for the inaugural Margaret River Ultra Marathon in 2018. Read on below to get some inspiration for your 2020 feat!
Kellie is a running phenomenon who has won our sister ultra marathon the 100km Surf Coast Century 3 years in a row – 2014, 2015 and 2016 – breaking her own course record each time! She has been on the Australian team for the last 2 Trail Running World Championships, stood on the podium of many major races and is a popular runner on the local ultra scene.
But more impressive than her successes is her attitude… Kellie is one of the happiest and most unassuming runners you’ll ever meet who’s more than happy to pass on her experience and encourage others to join her on the trails.
“I am a trail runner. I run crazy distances through the most amazing places. It is a lifestyle, not just a sport. It keeps me driven, focused, happy, healthy, calm, strong, and fit. I LOVE it. It complements the rest of my life in which I strive to promote health and wellbeing as an Occupational Therapist, Body Pump Instructor, and Recreational Run Coach. Conquering what most would perceive as impossible gives me the confidence to attempt ANYTHING.
This is a fast growing sport, an amazing community of people, and the best way to see some of Australia and the world’s most beautiful places.”