Tricia Jackson will be the first African-American woman to race in the elite Badwater Ultramarathon. Tricia knows what it takes to cover 135 miles nonstop from Death Valley to Mt. Whitney, CA, in the most demanding and extreme running race on the planet.
That’s why she logs in 25-mile training runs day after consecutive day, with a 50-mile run on weekends. That is also why she travels to Death Valley and trains in the actual surroundings of the race to really know and understand the course. Tricia trains in places near landmarks with names like Mushroom Rock, Furnace Creek, Salt Creek, Devil’s Cornfield, Devil’s Golf Course, Stovepipe Wells, Keeler and Lone Pine.