African Homeland Pride
A Zimbabwean native, Emily is a post collegiate athlete from the College of Idaho and has a sense of what the endurance world is all about. A swimmer, in addition to being a runner, she’s already competed aggressively in several full triathlons, including the Coeur D'Alene Ironman in Idaho, and Cairns Ironman in Australia.
Lighting it up in 2018
Off to a rocket start in 2018, Emily took 2nd in the Moab Red Hot 55K and won the famed American River 50 Miler in Auburn, California. Next up are races on the World Skyrunning Series, starting out in Madeira, Portugal, in early June.
It is no lie that Emily enjoys the high mountains of the western United States. Although she’ll be the first to tell you that the “hills” of native Zimbabwe pale in comparison to the Rockies, she’ll also be the first to tell you she wants to climb every one of them.
Running in Africa
Brought up on the family farm in Beatrice, Zimbabwe, Emily has deep ties to the land, the people and the animals of her native countryside. One sometimes has to learn “alternative” routes on runs in Zim, being able to adapt and to overcome: excellent attributes of an aspiring endurance runner.
Emily's debut endurance race was at the December, 2017 Ultra Trail Cape Town 60K in South Africa, where she turned all heads with a 2nd place finish. She later backed up that effort with another 2nd place finish at the 2018 Moab Red Hot 55K in Utah and the win at the American River 50. Emily will race the Skyrunning World Series in 2018 including multiple races throughout Europe and the U.S.