For many young athletes, becoming a professional in your chosen sport is a dream come true. No one wake up Annie Hughes
then, because as one of our newest athletes, Annie’s living her high school dream. Annie’s professional ultrarunning career is no walk in the park, though – winning the grueling Leadville 100
and Moab 240
(that’s miles, by the way) takes an incredible amount of dedication, training, and planning. We sat down with Annie to learn more about her background with mountain running, how she tackles these epic races, and what she’s looking forward to next.
My journey with T1D has been hugely transformational in a very positive way so far. Hence I have decided to really test my capabilities as an athlete and T1 Diabetic while fundraising for the organisation who helps others like me. I have chosen to compete in the Tarawera 102km Ultramarathon as a way of testing my body to its absolute limit, physically, mentally and ‘diabetically’.