HeelStriker Interview

By Phil Patterson Jr

June 29, 2019

In a sport that is often all about personal transformations, Traci Falbo’s story is a great one. She is a 47 year-old mother of two who lost 80 pounds from 2003 to 2004 and ran her first marathon in 2004. Since that time, Traci has become an accomplished ultra runner…

October 31, 2018

When she’s not racing marathons around the country, ultrarunner Traci Falbo is an in-home pediatric physical therapist. She squeezes her runs in between long car rides and appointments with clients, cleaning up afterward with Nathan Power Shower Wipes…

February 17, 2018

Jon Olsen (Modesto, CA) and Traci Falbo (Jeffersonville, IN) claimed top spots at the 2018 USATF 100 Mile Road National Championship hosted at the Jackpot Ultra Festival in Henderson, NV this past Saturday, February 17…

February 9, 2018

Traci Falbo: American and World Record Holder Indoor Track 48 Hour Event, 4 time Team USA member, Gold Medal in World Masters 100K,1st Tunnel Hill 100 (American Trail 100 Record at the time), 1st Burning River 100, Grand Slam of Ultrarunning finisher.

December 8, 2017

While in Vienna, IL for Tunnel Hill 100, Crystal had the chance to sit down and talk to Traci Falbo.

Traci has an incredible story.  She went from being 80 pounds overweight to setting the 48 Hour Indoor Track World Record.   We…

A Primer on MUT and USATF

By Traci Falbo

October 12, 2017

Participation in mountain, ultra and trail (MUT) races continues to grow by leaps and bounds each year. However, many people in the sport have little understanding of the role that USA Track & Field (USATF) plays in the MUT world. As a MUT representative with USATF and…

July 1st – July 2nd, 2017

Traci Falbo started out strong in the 24 hour championship. She was running just a little over the pace she wanted. Logan (her son) was crewing her for the majority of the race. Mike (her husband) also helped to crew her a lot. I (her daughter Mackenzie) was filming/taking…

July 1st – July 2nd, 2017

On July 1st, 2017, hundreds of runners began a 24 hour journey at Victoria Park. Thanks to all the amazing runners who ran their hearts out. I would like to commend each runner on their strength and willpower to tough out this race. I would also like to thank all the crew members…

June 30th, 2017

On June 30th, 2017, the Belfast 24 Hour Championship kicked off with a bang. Over 300 athletes representing 41 countries would be running in the 24 Hour race the next two days.

June 29th, 2017

Two days before the 24 Hour Championship, the USA team scouts out the course at Victoria Park in Belfast Ireland. They get a pep talk for the upcoming race and take a test run of the course.

2017 Altra Summit Preview

By Altra Running

April 26, 2017

We took a select group of US and International Team Altra Elites on a #runcation in Altra’s beautiful backyard, Zion National Park.
Founders Golden Harper and Brian Beckstead were present to showcase all things Altra, both current and soon to be released; and…

March 23, 2017

Falbo already has a marathon in every US state, as well as the Grand Slam of ultrarunning on her CV, but last year saw Falbo become a member of Team USA on the 100k Team. At the 100k World Championship, Falbo was part of the USA team that won a bronze medal…

2017 Endurance Team Returning Athletes Finish 2016 with Incredible Accomplishments


March 16, 2017

Our female athletes saw great success at the World 100k Championships where Meghan Arbogast won her age group and received a bronze medal for Team USA, and Traci Falbo won her age group; as well as in the Olympic Distance Triathlon National Championships…

January 5, 2017

Traci Falbo joins us as we talk about George Michael’s hair, setting the 48 hour record, Sprees, and Ryan gives her a great new food idea for Hammer Nutrition.  Jason Green also stumbles onto the podcast to help Sean design belt buckles for his 3 brand new and upcoming 100…

Traci Falbo: From Couch to World Record

By Chicory

January 4, 2017

Traci Falbo is well-known in the ultra-running scene, but can have lunch at this restaurant completely undetected, despite the fact she’s earned a place on four U.S. national teams. Traci, 44, specializes in races of 100km (about 62 miles) and up…



September 21, 2016

One of the country’s top ultra distance runners is walking through the parking lot of a Panera Bread in Louisville, Ky., on a Thursday afternoon. She has a faded tattoo around one ankle, sunbleached hair, the type of tan one gets from hours upon hours spent outdoors, and most of her toenails…

And in typical ultra runner fashion, Traci enjoys the 100 mile distance because “it’s long enough but it’s not too long”. I’m sorry, but that is some sort of crazy runner logic that I simply can’t get behind! Traci is a great runner, there is no question about that, but she…

Competitor Magazine: How Running Changed My Life

By Mackenzie L. Havey

September 2016



Record Holding Ultra Runner Embarks on 100th Marathon Saturday in Huntsville

By Christine Killimayer

December 11, 2015

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – It’s a familiar story. A working mother of two, looking to lose weight turns to running. What’s not so familiar is, now, more than a decade later, she is one of the country’s premier ultra runners….

USATF MUT Council Announces 2015 Runners of the Year

By Richard Bolt

November 18, 2015

Ultra Trail Runners of the Year: awards presented by Joe and Joyce Prusaitis Master’s Woman: Traci Falbo, 43, Charlestown, IN

Ultra Road Runners of the Year: Master’s Woman: Traci Falbo, 43, Charlestown, IN…

U.S. Women Golden at 24 Hour World Championships

By Endurance New Staff

October / November / December 2015: Issue 97

It takes a special breed of endurance runner to succeed in ultra-marathon track competition: There’s the distance, of course — running 140-160 miles in a single day—and then there’s the track itself — testing body, mind, and heart one loop after another…

Weekend Warriors: Ultrarunner Traci Falbo Sets Records — And That’s Just One Of Her Jobs

By Doug Williams /

September 3, 2015

The record-setting ultramarathoner and pediatric physical therapist in Charlestown, Indiana, keeps two going at all times. One is on her phone and the other is a printed-out Excel spreadsheet. Every day she consults both to determine where she’s going, what she’s doing and when she can fit in her training runs — often a difficult task because patients’ parents often need to make last-minute session changes that throw her calendars into chaos…

184: Behind The Scenes: Traci Falbo: Connie Gardner: Ultrarunning on Vimeo

Ryan Donnelly, Anthony Russo, Grek Lasik / Endless Wave

April 3, 2015

Seriously. This was rad.

We traveled from NJ to Louisville, Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, Pittsburgh and home again from 3/28-3/30. We interviewed two US National 24 Hour Running Team members, Traci Falbo and Connie Gardner. We learned, we laughed and we cried…wait we didnt cry, not even once…

Most people struggle to stay awake for a day; these athletes run – and compete – for 24 hours

Paul Long / Northern Kentucky Tribune

April 1, 2015

It’s a disarmingly simple, yet almost superhuman task: Run for 24 hours. Run more miles than anyone else, and you win the race

I Ran It Off: Going To Extremes

Jonathan Robert Willis / Runners World

April, 2015

For 48 hours in August, Traci Falbo ran until she couldn’t. The 43-year-old mother of two circled and indoor track in Anchorage 942 times before collapsing. Her total distance–242.093 miles–broke both and American and a world record and…

Charlestown Athlete Never Runs on Empty

By Wave 3 News

March 12, 2015

So you think you were cool going from a 5k to 10k. Or you doubled the distance from the mini to the full marathon. Or you were able to swim, bike and run the 140-mile long Ironman Triathlon…

UltraRunner Podcast

Ultra Running Magazine

January 1, 2015

Traci Falbo has had a heck of a few years.  She started running ultras in 2011, ran the Grand Slam of Ultrarunning in 2013 and in 2014 ran the fastest trail 100 of all time and broke the World Record for the indoor 48 hours with 242 miles covered.

UltraRunning Magazine named #8 Runner of the Year Falbo/Bitter

Ultra Running Magazine

December 25, 2014

Traci Falbo had a stellar year to place eighth. She ran the fastest trail 100-mile time in history at the inaugural running of the Tunnel Hill 100, finishing first overall in a field of 84.…

Running Times: 12 months of Trail Racing

By Runners World

December 22, 2014

While most runners break down the year according to competitive seasons, it seems like athletes are continuously heating up the trails. Running Times made a list of the highlights of the past 12 months…

812 The Magazine of Southern Indiana “Traci Falbo, Ultrarunner”

By 812 The Magazine of Southern Indiana

December 18, 2014

Traci Falbo, 42, is not driving her two kids to high school, working as a physical therapist or hanging out with her husband, she’s running — up to 90 miles a week. This Charlestown resident recently won a world record for running 242 miles in 48 hours…

Tunnel Hill 100 American Trail Record Irunfar Interview

By Meghan Hicks /

November 18, 2014

Traci Falbo ran 14:45:25 for 100 miles at the 2014 Tunnel Hill 100 Mile, setting a new American 100-mile trail record in the process. The previous record was held by Jenn Shelton at 14:57:18 from the 2007 Rocky Raccoon 100 Mile…

Six Days in the Dome Interview: Wave 3 News

By Wave 3 News

August 20, 2014

SELLERSBURG, IN (WAVE) – A southern Indiana woman now holds a world and American record for her long-distance running. On August 6, Traci Falbo set records for the longest distance run in 48 hours when she hit 242 miles at Six Days Under the Dome in Anchorage, Alaska…

Six Days in the Dome Interview: News and Tribune

By Amanda Beam / News & Tribune

August 18, 2014

When Traci Falbo walked in to the coffee shop, I expected her to be wearing a cape. If not that, the 42-year-old mom of two deserved at the very least to be adorned in those cool golden cuffs that dazzle Wonder Woman’s wrist or The Flash’s lightening bolt spandex suit…

Six Days in the Dome Interview: irunfar

By Eric Senseman /

August 14, 2014

Running one mile in just under 12 minutes—on a flat surface, in a temperature-controlled environment—might not seem like a remarkable feat. Running 10 miles, or 20 miles, or even 50 miles, at such a pace may seem unremarkable, too. What about maintaining that pace for a full 48 hours…

Six Days in the Dome: The Extreme End of Extreme Running

By Kieran Mulvaney / ESPN Sports

August 13, 2014

Traci Falbo was running in her first 48-hour race, and she was killing it. With just a few hours to go, Falbo was on pace to destroy the women’s world indoor and U.S. records; she completed 907 laps for 233.1 miles to take the former with 40 minutes to spare, and 234.9 miles to claim the latter…

Six Days in the Dome Interview: Alaska Daily News

By Doyle Woody / Alaska Dispatch News

August 6, 2014

As she circled the track inside the Alaska Dome on Wednesday morning, Traci Falbo had been running nearly non-stop for 48 consecutive hours, her only respite a handful of naps that, combined, didn’t amount to an hour of sleep…

6 Days in the Dome – Plugging Along

August 6, 2014

Zane Hoschler describes 6 Days in the Dome, discussing Traci’s 48 Hour Journey. Mike Falbo discusses crewing her during the two days. She finishes falling into her husbands arms. Anchorage, AK

6 Days in the Dome Last 2 Laps

By Mark Soule

August 6, 2014

Traci Falbo’s last two laps of her 48 Hour World Indoor Track Record finish. 242.093 miles run in 48 Hours, setting the American Record as well. Anchorage, AK

Traci Falbo Destin Beach Ultras Interview

By Zane Holscher

October 14, 2013

Traci Falbo Interview Oct 14, 2013 — Below is my interview with Grand Slam finisher, Gold Medal winning US 24hr Team member, pilot, wife, mom, pediatric physical therapist, and soon to be 50 marathons in 50 states finisher, Traci Falbo. Thank you to Traci for taking time out of your very busy schedule to give us this great interview! You are an inspirational runner for us all. -Zane

Charlestown woman runs 24 hours to help USA win world title

By WDRB News

May 13, 2013

You can call her crazy, or determined, but a Charlestown, Indiana woman came home a champion tonight after running more than 142 miles in the 24-hour world running championship…

She’s going the distance: Charlestown resident to represent U.S. in 24-hour race in the Netherlands

By Chris Morris /  News & Tribune

March 11, 2013

Traci Falbo ran competitively in high school and college, but for 10 years after getting out of school, she did nothing…

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