Pam Reed finishing the 2008 Badwater
512 Miles in Six Days – Pam Reed’s Next Ultrarunning Record At
Pam Reed to Compete in Self-Transcendence Ultra Marathon
04.23.2009 – (Boulder, Colo.) – Pam Reed, the renowned ultrarunner, will be
running in circles all next week in hopes of breaking another world record. Reed,
wearing her Newton Distance running shoes, is racing in the Sri Chinmoy Self-
Transcendence Race, where she intends to run 512 laps around the one-mile
course at Flushing Meadows Park in Queens, New York, over the course of six days.
Reed, a 48-year-old mother of three from Tucson, Arizona, burst onto the running
scene when she won the overall title at the 135-mile Badwater Ultramarathon in
2002 and 2003. She also set an American record in the 24-hour track run, was the
first person to run 300 miles without stopping and was honored by Competitor
Magazine as "Runner of the Year." To date, she's run more than 40 races over 100
miles in distance and 100-plus marathons, including two "double Bostons"—back-
to-back laps of the Boston Marathon.
The 12th Annual Six-Day Self-Transcendence Run starts at noon on April 26. To
break the current women’s world road record of 510 miles in six days, set by Dipali
Cunningham of Australia in 2001, Reed plans to average 85 miles a day, sleeping
one to four hours a night.
Reed discovered Newton Running shoes last year prior to Badwater and swears
they are helping her to run farther, faster.
“I love my Newton shoes,” Reed gushes. “I tried to wear some of my old running
shoes recently and it felt like I was wearing Army boots. I’ll never wear anything
About Newton Running
Founded by a group of elite runners, coaches and inventors in Boulder, Colorado in
2007, Newton Running shoes use patented technology inspired by Sir Isaac
Newton’s elemental laws of motion. Newton Running shoes feature patented
Action/Reaction Technology™ that absorbs more impact than traditional