Michelle Barton is a professional runner specializing in the ultra-distance. To date, she has won more than 70 races, many of them in the ultra distance. Michelle has also won several races outright, beating the entire men’s field.
Michelle originally pursued trail running as a way to spend time with her father, who was an avid fan of trail running. Even though she had to combine running and walking to keep up, she joined for a few shorter trail runs and was quickly bitten by the running bug.
This father-daughter bonding time rapidly progressed into racing ultra marathons in 2003, when Michelle podiumed in her first ultra as second overall female. Three years later, Michelle completed her first 100-mile run, and since then, she has racked up an impressive list of accomplishments to her name.
- First Ultra was the San Juan Trail 50k in March of 2003. Michelle placed 2nd woman.
- Second Ultra was the Bulldog 50k in Aug of 2003. Michelle won 1st overall woman.
- Michelle won her first 100 mile Javelina Jundred in Arizona in 19:42, just six months after her first 100-miler in 2006.
- 76 overall female wins.
- Five overall wins (beat all the men).
- Currently holds over two dozen course records.
- In 2015 Badwater, Salton Sea — Michelle and her running partner placed 1st coed duo team in 17:02; Michelle also broke the female course record.
- 8-time finisher of the TransRockies 120 mile ultra.
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“SaltStick has helped me in the sport because it takes the guesswork out of the equation. Take a SaltStick Cap every 45 minutes to an hour, and you are typically good to go. Easy. Simple. Works like a charm.”