LIZZY HAWKER (born 10 March 1976) is a British long-distance runner. She has held the world record for 24-hour road running and is a former world champion at 100 km.
* 1 Early life * 2 Career * 3 Personal life * 4 See also * 5 References * 6 External links
Hawker's first taste of long-distance running was the London Marathon in 2000.
Hawker first ran the
Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc (UTMB) in 2005.
Although she had never owned a pair of trail-running shoes until 10
days before the race she won it at her first attempt. In all she won
the race a record five times. After the first race, The North Face
offered her sponsorship, which Hawker accepted. She continued to work
as a researcher for the
British Antarctic Survey
IAU 100 km World Championships saw Hawker lead the way for
most of the race, battling with her compatriot
Ellie Greenwood but she
faded towards the end to take bronze behind Greenwood and Monica
Carlin of Italy, the previous year's third-place finisher. This also
earned her a bronze in the jointly hosted IAU 100 km European
Championships . In 2011, she set the women's world record for
distance run in 24 hours with 153.5 miles in
She beat her Everest Base Camp–
Hawker says that she has suffered few injuries in her career, except in the two years up to 2015, when she suffered six stress fractures. She has a reputation for recovering quickly after major races.
While training for the UTMB, Hawker ran along the footpath of the
Hawker ran, hiked and climbed 1,600 km across the Himalayas in Nepal in 2016.
She is the author of Runner: A short story about a long run, her account of finishing the Ultra Trail Tour du Mont Blanc as first woman.
Hawker gained a PhD in physical oceanography in 2005 from Southampton University, while working for the British Antarctic Survey, studying climate change along the Antarctic coastline.
She lives in Switzerland, and is a keen skier, climber and mountaineer.
Hawker is a strict vegetarian since five years old.
* List of
* ^ "Athlete profile for Elizabeth Hawker - iaaf.org". iaaf.org.
* ^ A B C D E F National Geographic Society. "Lizzy Hawker, 2013
Adventurers of the Year - National Geographic". National Geographic.
* ^ A B C D E
* ^ A B Elinor Fish. "New Trail Race Ultra Tour