Video: Ultrarunner Hillary Allen Finds Strength After Near Fatal Accident

If you’re looking for a healthy dose of inspiration as we head into the weekend, look no further than this video. It features ultrarunner Hillary Allen, who fell off of the edge of a cliff while competing in a 100-mile (160 km) race in Norway. Badly injured, she was lucky to be alive, let alone ever run again. But during her road to recovery, she learned a lot about herself and what true strength is all about. Now, she shares that story with others, helping us all to understand ourselves a bit better too. This is the first in a series of “Mentor” videos coming our way from The North Face, and if this clip is any indication, I’m already looking forward to the next one.

Kraig Becker