Crew Vibram member and mountain athlete Meredith Edwards is off to Denali to beat the present quickest recognized time for North America’s highest peak. The mountain summit’s elevation stands at 20,310 toes above sea stage. The ladies’s file has been at present held by Katie Bono since 2017 for 21 hours and 6 minutes.
The Denali Velocity Mission was began by Edwards within the hopes to empower ladies to get into mountain sports activities. Edwards has been open about her private sexual abuse trauma, which occurred at a younger age and the way operating has given her an outlet to that struggling.
“Trying this undertaking is a stepping stone for girls in mountain sports activities as I wish to encourage others to not be afraid to pursue massive objectives,” Edwards stated. “Irrespective of the end result, it’s vital to point out up and deal with the journey. I’m a product of every little thing that’s occurred in my life and I’m grateful for the struggles that I’ve overcome as a result of that’s what made me the particular person I’m in the present day.”
As a two-time Division One athlete and UTMB performer, Edwards has received each distance within the ultra-running competitors.
“Based over 85 years in the past, Vibram modified the sport for athletes throughout varied sports activities and disciplines and redefined how they relate to the bottom via their ,” stated Fabrizio Gamberini, international chief model officer and president of Vibram. “Our help for Meredith embarking on this [fastest known time] is not any totally different; we’re in her nook and can help her journey on Denali irrespective of the end result.”