Worst Chafe Story? Patagonia Elite Runner Sits Down for 21 Questions

Hot on the heels of her win at the Western States 100-mile ultramarathon, Clare Gallagher visited GearJunkie to answer our most burning questions.

“Do you remember your very first race? Which celebrity would you like to run with? What’s your walk-up song?” When you have one of the world’s preeminent athletes in front of you, there’s no end to the questions you can ask.

We welcomed one of Patagonia’s top ultrarunners, Clare Gallagher, to sit down for a candid — and irreverent — interview. Turns out, Gallagher is not only a top-notch competitor, she’s a good sport to boot!

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100 Miles, No Chafe: Salomon Makes My Favorite Trail-Running Vest of 2019

The Salomon Advanced Skin 12 Set is a remarkably comfortable vest that carries plenty of gear for long ultramarathons. I carried it through the Leadville 100 for this review. Read more…

Adam Ruggiero

Adam Ruggiero is an all-sport activity junkie - from biking, running, and (not enough) surfing, to ball sports, camping, and cattle farming. If it's outside, it's worth doing. Adam graduated from the University of Minnesota with a BA in journalism. Likes: unique beer, dogs, stories. Like nots: neckties, escalators, manicured lawns.

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