|Lisa Smith-Batchen (“The Legend”)|
Lisa’s running resume and fund raising efforts are second to none in the world of ultra running (only a portion of which is covered earlier). Stories about Lisa's athletic achievements have appeared on the covers of The NY Times, The LA Times, The Washington Post and Winning Magazine. Additionally, she has appeared in Runner’s World, Sports Illustrated for Women, ESPN Magazine, Outside Magazine, Ultrarunning, Trail Runner, Running Times and numerous other national and international publications. Look for feature stories about Lisa's 2,500 mile run through America in Runner's World (Jan. 2011) Women's Adventure (Nov. 2010) Ultra Runner Magazine (April 2011)
Television coverage on Lisa includes segments on ESPN, Discovery Channel, ABC’s Wide World of Sports, NBC’s Nightly News with Tom Brokaw and Good Morning America Summer of 2010 Lisa was featured on CNN and on the news in 47 states. She was a main character in a feature length film on the Badwater Ultramarathon, entitled Running under the Sun. She has also appeared in two Outdoor Life Network specials on the Marathon des Sables.
Lisa has done product testing for The North Face, an outdoor equipment and clothing company, and has appeared in their national advertising campaign with Dean Karnazes and product catalogues. She is currently a member of the Smith/Pearl Izumi Ultrarunning Team and is also sponsored by Clif Bar, Petzl, Pharmanex, Smartwool, Sharkies, Nathan, NUUN, Smith Optics, Body Glide, Engo, Hammer Nutrition, Kinesys, Salt Stick , Crescent Moon Snowshoes, Nuu-Muu dresses, Freelife,Damascus Bakery, Smith Optics, Pearlizumi, Nike and Crocs.
Lisa's Career Highlights