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Jan 17, 2020

Today’s guest is Melissa Urie aka Ranga Mel. Mel was a guest for episode 46 back in October where she told us about racing the Epic 5. Today we get to hear about how Mel was the first woman in history to finish Uberman. The Uberman website describes it as “ the world's most challenging Ultra Triathlon.  The 556 mile course goes from the Mists of Avalon to the Snows of Mount Whitney.  Starting on Catalina Island, participants swim 21 miles in the open Pacific Ocean to the shores of Palos Verdes. The 400 mile bike route leaves the city of Angels and climbs 20,000 vertical feet before descending to Badwater basin, at 200 feet below sea level, the lowest point in North America. From Badwater, athletes run 135 miles  through Death Valley before ascending 13,000 feet to the trailhead @ Mt Whitney, the highest peak in the Continental United States.”

You are going to LOVE this episode, so sit back and enjoy.


Connect with Melissa Urie:

Instragram: @rangamel

Facebook: Melissa Urie -Ultra Endurance Athlete



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