Sabrina Stanley is a lifelong competitor; it’s in her blood. She started running in high school to improve at other sports and eventually turned to running long distances.
Roughly four years ago, she moved her running and competitive drive to the trails around Breckenridge, Colorado for ever-longer distances and she quickly qualified for the Leadville 100. It was her first ultra and she DNF’d at mile 87. The next year, she returned and finished fourth.
Sabrina quickly established a prominent profile on the ultra-running scene, with a win at the Bryce Canyon 50 Miler and a third-place finish at the Western States 100-mile race in 2017.
Her 2018 season highlights read like the life accomplishments of other runners: she placed first and set the women’s course record at the Orcas Island 50 Mile, won the Hardrock 100-Mile Endurance Run, placed third at the HURT 100 Mile, and finished first female, third overall at the Marathon Trail Lago di Como 120k in Italy.
To gain perspective on the enormity of these feats, the folks at Red Bull list the Hardrock 100 as the hardest race in the world.
“I started using PurePower’s complete line of supplements when I was training for the 2018 Hardrock 100,” says Sabrina.
“I logged 100 to 140 miles a week for months on end. Never before had I put in that kind of mileage. Going into Hardrock 100, I was 100-percent injury free. I don’t think that would have been possible without PurePower as a part of my daily routine.”
Originally from Onalaska, Washington, Sabrina currently lives in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, with fellow PurePower Pro runner and partner Avery Collins.
At least, that’s where they base their running lives, which have taken them all across the country and short stays in Europe. Not bad for a woman whose attempts to see the world as a member of the U.S. Navy were shot down due an assessment that deemed her unfit for the physical demands. Ha.
We at PurePower are so psyched to see what Sabrina can do in 2019 as she brings her passion and tenacity to more races, including a return to HURT to improve on her third-place finish and an attempted repeat victory at Hard Rock.