Hillary’s career as an endurance athlete has not been straightforward. Through injury, setbacks and unexpected challenges, Hillary’s had to re-think what she considers impossible. Early in her career, Hillary earned the nickname “Hillygoat” when she proved her ability to run fast on steep, technical mountain terrain – a style of running known as Skyrunning. Since then, she has raced all over the world, until 2017 when she fell 150 feet off of a ridge-line during a Skyrace in Tromsø, Norway, threatening her life and running career. After several years of rehab and recovery, Hillary made a full recovery and returned to elite level racing. She maintains the belief that ‘your best athletic days are ahead of you, if you’re willing to work hard for what you love.’
Hillary is also a gravel cyclist, a trail running coach, and a scientist, holding a master’s degree in neuroscience and structural biology.