Ep 173: Jasmin Paris - The First Ever Woman Finisher of The Barkley Marathons

Run with Fitpage

May 2 2024 • 55 mins

In this episode of Run with Fitpage, we have none other than Jasmin Paris - the first ever woman finisher to the grueling Barkley Marathons. Jasmin discusses her running journey, how she finished the Barkley Marathons, her initiatives with the environment and alot more with our host, Vikas Singh.

Jasmin Karina Paris, born in November 1983, is a British runner celebrated for her remarkable achievements in endurance sports. Raised amidst the stunning landscapes of the Peak District and educated at Manchester High School for Girls, Paris discovered her affinity for running after university. Excelling in the challenging terrain of fell running, she swiftly ascended to the top, clinching national championships and setting records in iconic races like the Bob Graham Round and Ramsay Round. However, it was her historic triumph in March 2024 that propelled Paris into the international spotlight. With sheer determination and resilience, she became the first woman ever to conquer the Barkley Marathons, an unparalleled test of endurance known for its unforgiving terrain and stringent time limits. Completing the arduous course in 59 hours, 58 minutes, and 21 seconds, Paris's groundbreaking accomplishment stands as a testament to her indomitable spirit and unwavering dedication to her craft.

Jasmin Paris, alongside her remarkable feats in endurance running, is also recognized as the co-founder of Green Runners, an innovative initiative that merges a passion for running with a commitment to environmental stewardship. Founded on the principles of sustainability and collective action, Green Runners brings together a diverse community of athletes, sustainability experts, and environmental enthusiasts dedicated to promoting eco-conscious practices within the running community. Through initiatives like action-based pledges and advocacy efforts, Green Runners strives to foster a culture of environmental awareness and responsibility, emphasizing the importance of mindful choices in movement, gear selection, nutrition, and advocacy. Jasmin's involvement underscores her deep-seated commitment to environmental activism and her relentless pursuit of meaningful change within the running world and beyond.

Know more about the initiative at thegreenrunners.com

About Vikas Singh:
Vikas Singh, an MBA from Chicago Booth, worked at Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, APGlobale, and Reliance before coming up with the idea of democratizing fitness knowledge and helping beginners get on a fitness journey. Vikas is an avid long-distance runner, building fitpage to help people learn, train, and move better.
For more information on Vikas, or to leave any feedback and requests, you can reach out to him via the channels below:
Instagram: @vikas_singhh
LinkedIn: Vikas Singh
Twitter: @vikashsingh101

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