Jax Mariash is the first woman in the world to complete the 4 Deserts Race Series Grand Slam Plus, and she was crowned the 2016 4 Deserts Female World Champion. In 2018, Jax was 6th overall in Marathon Des Sables and has additionally raced many other ultras and other races.
Previously, Jax completed a mission to run 365 days in a row to create awareness for cancer research and inspire people to move their bodies to prevent disease. Jax is an inspirational vehicle to athletes, entrepreneurs and women to push the envelope and follow their dreams. She is often found on the podium at races, yet her real drive comes from inspiring the masses to get outside and explore.
- First Woman in the World to complete the 4 Deserts Grand Slam Plus
- 2016 4 Deserts Female World Champion
- 6th female Marathon Des Sables
- Female Champion TNF 50 – Park City, UT.
How SaltStick helps Jax:
“SaltStick is an essential in my race kit and long training runs. Out in the deserts I take SaltStick like clockwork every hour and it is an essential piece of my recipe for success out there. It gives you the upper edge to keep on going and not even notice that it might be 130 degrees out. I wouldn’t leave home without it.”
Jax’s favorite thing about running:
“My favorite part about ultra running is the simplicity of your two feet zooming across nature to inspire the masses to get outside. The places that you can go with your own human body is magical. Ultra running allows you the opportunity to set foot on terrain that blows your mind. I love the community and the adventure in ultra’s. It is humble and rewarding.”