Ironbull Andrea Larson superior hiking trail

Wausau runner sets new hike-through record on northern trail 

Ironbull Andrea Larson Superior Trail Hike

Local ultra-endurance athlete Andrea Larson hasn’t slowed down since her Barkley Marathons appearance. Larson recently set a new record on a 300-plus mile trail earlier this month.

Larson completed the Superior Hiking Trail that starts in the Duluth/Superior area and traverses 310 miles, which includes 41,000 feet of elevation change including a pass through the Sawtooth Mountain Range. She started on Aug. 30 and finished on Sept. 5. 

Larson not only completed the trail, but completed it in record time, finishing the whole thing in six days and 10 hours. That’s two hours faster than the previous fastest time for a woman in the supported category, let alone nearly a day faster in the self-supported category Larson competed in (meaning she had to carry all her supplies for the trip).

“I loved every moment on the trail,” Larson said in a press release.  “God’s beautiful creation was on full display with the numerous vistas, countless miles of boardwalks, dozens of waterfalls, and thousands of acres of forests brimming with flora and fauna.  What an incredible experience.”

Read more about Larson’s experience on the Ironbull blog.

Or read more about Larson and her Barkley Experience here.