VIRTUAL: Hillary Allen in Conversation with Becca Pizzi

Please join us for a riveting conversation on running and surviving the unimaginable as world-class ultrarunner Hillary Allen discusses her book, Out and Back: A Runner's Story of Survival Against All Odds, with World Marathon Challenge runner Becca Pizzi!  Register for this Zoom webinar here.

About Out and Back:

In 2017, world-class ultrarunner Hillary Allen was at the top of her sport--and it felt like she was running on top of the world as she competed in Norway's Tromsø Skyrace. Allen was nearly halfway through the 50-kilometer race when she fell 150 feet off an exposed ridge, fracturing her back and breaking multiple ribs, both feet, and both of her lower arms. Beginning with the dramatic story of her accident and rescue, Out and Back: A Runner's Story of Survival Against All Odds recounts Allen's fight to return to the life she loves.

With vulnerability that reveals remarkable strength and introspection that yields wisdom, Allen shares the story of her recovery both physically and mentally, and hard-earned knowledge that the path forward is not always linear, that healing takes time, and that the process of rediscovery is ongoing as she learns what it takes to survive--and thrive. Out and Back is an inspiration to anyone who knows what it means to reclaim and rebuild your life, one day and one step at a time.

Hillary Allen is from Fort Collins, Colorado. She grew up in an outdoorsy and scientific family who not only encouraged her to pursue a career in science but also in sport. She earned a master's degree in neuroscience and physiology and structural biology from the University of Colorado. During her graduate studies, Hillary also discovered trail running and ultra-running. Her passion for the outdoors quickly led to success on the trails where she became a sponsored mountain runner for The North Face. Along with her professional running and racing career, Hillary also teaches chemistry, biology, anatomy and physiology part-time at a small college outside of Boulder, Colorado. She also coaches other runners, again using her love of athletics and her physiology background.

About Becca's Feat on Feet:

Becca has been running since she was just six years old. She ran her first race with her dad by her side and she's never stopped. After years of competitive racing, including over a decade of Boston Marathons, she decides that it's time to raise the bar and run in one of the toughest races on the globe: the World Marathon Challenge.

Seven marathons.

Seven continents.

Seven days.

Running in this challenge will push Becca to her limits and beyond. From icy terrains to hot desert climates, Becca must brave the elements and run faster and harder than she ever has before. Will she be the first American woman to win? Join Becca on this incredible, odds-defying adventure that shows everyone just how much they can accomplish with hard work and dedication.

Becca Pizzi lives in Belmont MA with her husband and 12 year old daughter. Having been the first American female to run the World Marathon Challenge in 2016- 7 marathons on 7 continents in 7 days, Becca went back, and made history by running it again and breaking the World Record; 6 Days, 7 Hours and 58 minutes. Her current goal is to complete a marathon in all 50 states.

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Thursday, April 22, 2021 - 7:00pm

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Out and Back: A Runner's Story of Survival Against All Odds Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781944515959
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Published: Blue Star Press - April 6th, 2021

In 2017, world-class ultrarunner Hillary Allen was ranked #1 in the world sky running series when she fell 150 feet off a mountain ridge, breaking multiple bones and suffering a life-altering blow to her body and athletic career. Out and Back recounts Allen's fight to rehabilitate her body, rebuild her belief in herself, and return to the life and sport she loves.


Becca's Feat on Feet Cover Image
By Becca Pizzi, Marco Morte (Illustrator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781645432609
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Mascot Books - June 23rd, 2020

Becca has been running since she was just six years old. She ran her first race with her dad by her side and she's never stopped. After years of competitive racing, including over a decade of Boston Marathons, she decides that it's time to raise the bar and run in one of the toughest races on the globe: the World Marathon Challenge.

Seven marathons.

Seven continents.


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