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Cafe Ride: Ultrarunner Hillary Allen finds her legs in gravel

By Reese Ruland

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Hillary Allen is an endurance athlete specializing in ultramarathon-distance trail running. She prefers steep and technical terrain earning her the nickname the "Hillygoat." Based in Colorado where she grew up, Hillary is also a coach, teacher, and author of Out and Back, a runner's story of survival against all odds. She's earned course records and wins all over the world racing 50km all the way up to 145km, and although running is her specialty, Hillary has also picked up gravel cycling. Her first ever bike race was Unbound Gravel in 2019. 

The Café Ride is an Instagram Live conversation series dedicated to telling the stories of amazing women, building community, and educating and inspiring fellow cyclists. This conversation series features women from various aspects of the cycling community. You’ll meet and hear stories from women who are recreational athletes, product developers, nutrition experts, or professional cyclists. The goal is to inspire, educate, and connect women from all over the world.

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  • Hillary is amazing and strong. Read her account of her fall and recovery during an ultra run in Norway. See you on the dirt! Try SBT GRVL.

    Amy S on


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