Carrie interviews obstacle course racer and ultrarunner Amelia Boone! Amelia talks with Carrie about coming back after injury, her passion for long distance racing, and her future career plans.
Recorded July 20, 2017
Amelia Boone is a full-time corporate attorney, obstacle racer, and ultrarunner. Dubbed “The Queen of Pain,” Amelia is a 4x world champion and one of the most decorated obstacle racers in history. Over her career, she’s amassed more than 50 podiums and 30 victories in obstacle racing. Highlights include: 3-time winner of the World’s Toughest Mudder (2012, 2014, 2015), Spartan Race World Champion (2013), Spartan Race Points Series Champion (2013 & 2015) and 3-time Death Race Finisher (Winter 2012, Summer 2012, Summer 2013). Amelia is not just a professional athlete – she has risen to the top of the sport while simultaneously working as a full-time corporate attorney at some of the largest law firms and companies in the world. She is the penultimate “weekend warrior,” juggling the demands of a dual career. Amelia has been profiled in or featured in major publications such as the Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Time, Outside Magazine, Sports Illustrated, ESPN, Entrepreneur, Men’s Health, Women’s Running, Competitor Magazine, Playboy, and the Chicago Tribune, and has appeared on the cover of Runner’s World, Chicago Athlete, and Metcon magazine. She has been named a “Rising Star” by Outside Magazine and selected as one of the “50 Fittest Women” by Sports Illustrated. Amelia appears regularly on national television, both as an athlete and as a featured commentator and analyst. She has worked as an analyst on both ESPN and CBS Sports, and her athletic feats and story are featured prominently throughout all three seasons of NBC & NBC Sports show “Spartan Race.” When Amelia’s not out on an obstacle course, you’ll find her nurturing a budding ultra running obsession, working as a full-time attorney, or watching wrestling pay-per-views. Most likely with a box of Pop-Tarts or a bag of ketchup chips in hand.