September 6

Peggy Ward, Ultramarathon Runner


Peggy Ward started her professional career in public accounting. Her experience in the corporate world includes financial manager and controller positions with regional companies and two Fortune 500 companies. Eventually Peggy started teaching at Wichita State University.

At the age of 43 Peggy took on the challenge of becoming an "Ultra Runner" where she eventually became a champion and set the course record for women in the "Heartland 50-Mile Ultra Marathon". She has completed multiple 100-mile marathons, completing as high as second place and holding the distinction as one of the first females to complete an EPIC Ultra Grand Slam (Four 100-mile marathons completed in 8-months or less).
She is the first female from Kansas to compete and complete the Badwater 135, and is currently working towards the 2021 Badwater Ultra Cup Series.

Episode Summary: Matt & Richard explore Peggy's amazing journey and path towards becoming an ultra-runner. It's an episode around mindset, physical discipline, drive, and pivoting during your mid-life. A huge takeaway is how we can't do this alone. We need community and accountability partnerships. It's an aspirational conversation that speaks to our unlimited potential.