Why Turning 50 Was Her Best Thing to Happen

How’s this for extreme? Ellyn Brown ran three miles up a 3,500 mountain in 54 minutes and 57 seconds.

At 54 years old, she became the first woman in the 19-year history of the Bird Ridge Race to run it in a time equal to or less than her age.

Ellyn is as tough as they come — she runs races as long as 24 hours long and competes in grueling snow shoe races.

And, she thinks turning 50 was one of the best things to ever happen to her (in fact, she says that sometimes, “you have to hit rock bottom before you can soar,” something she learned herself when she ended up in the hospital at the end of a triathlon).

Now in her 60s, Ellyn continues to compete, and says she loves being a role model for women and athletes of all ages.

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