Video: The Mirnivator – The True Story of a Not-So-Typical Trail Runner

Meet Mirna Valerio a dedicated  runner who will break all of your stereotypes of what a runner should be. In this video, brought to us by REI, we meet Mirna and learn about what motives her to get out an run. But she doesn’t just go for casual jogs around the neighborhood. She is an endurance athlete who competes in long distance events, pushing herself to her own physical and mental limits.

What makes her different than the other ultra-runners out there? She just so happens to have a body type that isn’t typical for runners, and for that she often catches a lot of flack. In fact, the video opens with a stunningly rude and demeaning email she received from someone calling her out as a fraud. But that is just the kind of fuel that gets her going. If you watch one video today, make it this one.

Kraig Becker

6 thoughts on “Video: The Mirnivator – The True Story of a Not-So-Typical Trail Runner”

  1. Thanks for posting this Kraig! Just one correction–I am not professional. The person who emailed me got it all wrong, which was edited out of the film. Thanks a a lot again!

  2. So powerful – thanks for sharing this! Mirna, screw the haters…you are amazing, inspiring and beautiful!

    Kraig, can you fix the typo in the title. The word 'typical' is missing the i. I want to share share this on my pages, but that's the first thing that popped out at me when someone shared it with me 🙂

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