Featured Runner “Chavet Breslin” May 2019

Chavet (Shavay) Breslin was raised in Denver, Colorado and still lives there. She absolutely loves running as she’s an ultramarathon runner and spends much of her time training on the roads in Denver and on the trails in the beautiful Rocky Mountains. She has been running for 26 years. Chavet loves to travel and runs anywhere she can. She has run a marathon or longer in all 50 states and now hopes to do the same on all seven continents. She loves to run any distance, but her favorite distance is 100 miles or longer! She has run thirty-nine ultra marathons, including twenty-four 100+ mile races, and 119 marathons. She has outright won four ultras and has been first female at eleven ultras. A few of the races on her running resume include, Badwater 135, Leadville 100, Desert Solstice Invitational, Rocky Raccoon 100, and Keys 100.


Date of Birth: February 6th.

Currently Residing:  Colorado

Marital Status: Boyfriend

Job(s): Teacher

Children: None

Height: 5’7

Shoe Size: Depends on the shoes.

Best Physical Feature: Smile

Worst Physical Feature: I try not to focus on negative attributes.

Religion: Christian

Educational Background: Masters Degree in Teaching

Personal Strength(s): Determination, patience, motivation, dedication, commitment, compassion, honesty, caring.

Personal Weakness(es): Procrastination, self-critic, does not like conflict.

Make Of Car You Drive: VW

Make Of Car You Would Like To Drive: I like my car

Pets: 1 dog, Fynn, my little rescue mutt.


Favorite Author: I don’t have one.

Favorite Book: I don’t have a favorite, I love books about running stories (not ‘how to” running books).

Favorite Non-running Magazine: None

Favorite Movie: I don’t have one favorite, but I love romantic comedies.

Favorite TV Show: Friends

Favorite Actor/Actress: I don’t have one.

Favorite Music: Country

Favorite Musical Performer: I don’t have one, I just like live music.

Favorite Artist: I don’t have a favorite.

Favorite Spectator Sport: Baseball

Favorite Subject in School: Gym

Favorite Game: Cards Against Humanity

Favorite Vacation Destination: Anywhere tropical with a beach.

Favorite Time Of Day: Afternoon

Favorite Item Of Clothing: Boco hats

Favorite Running Gear: Orange Mud Pack

Favorite Non-Running Leisure Activity: Travel

Favorite Running Shoe: Altra

Favorite Food/Drink Before An Ultra: Sushi

Favorite Food/Drink During An Ultra: Mashed potatoes.

Favorite Food/Drink After An Ultra: It varies from race to race.

Favorite Crew/Pacer Person(s): Lisa Atencio, Mike Forest, Dee Dee Urquhart

Favorite Place To Run: The trails in Leadville.

Favorite Type Of Running Surface: Trail

Favorite Famous Quote: “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.” — Henry Ford

Badwater, CA


Number of Years Running Ultras: 6

Number of Ultras Finished:  39

Best Ultra Performance(s): The Daytona 100 Mile; 16:46:21

Most Memorable Ultra: Badwater 135

Typical Training Week(s) Before A Major Race: I am continually training.

Injuries: I stay pretty injury free thanks to my awesome chiropractor, Matt Barnes.

Ultrarunning Idol: I try not to idolized any one runner. There are many runners that I gain inspiration from; a lot of my running friends. Most of them are not ultrarunners, and they are not winning races, but they are the ones who have the most heart. They remind me of what this sport is truly about and why we do it.

Why Do You Run Ultras:  For me. It makes me happy, relieves stress, and gives me the opportunity to push myself and test the limits of who I am.

Advice For Other Ultrarunners: Always believe in yourself and never let anyone tell you what you can or can’t do. You’re capable of so much more than you think you are. Dedication and determination will take you where you want to go, just never give up!!!


Personal Hero: I don’t have one person that is my hero, I am blessed to have so many friends and family members that support and love me!

Personal Philosophy:  PUSH – Persist Until Success Happens!

Short-Term Goal: Finish Leadwoman.

Long-Term Goal: Keep running.

Most Prized Possession: I try not to prize possessions, instead I value all of the memories I have made running and traveling with friends.

Most Proud Achievement: Making the top 10 for 100 Mile Female race finish times.

Happiest Memory: I could never choose just one! I have been very blessed in this life.

Secret Ambition/Fantasy: To run on team USA

Greatest Adventure: Someday I want to backpack through Europe.


Least Liked Subject: Math

Least Liked Household Chore: I don’t like cleaning the house in general, but I am a neat freak so it is pretty much always in order.

Pet Peeve(s): People who blare music without headphones during a race, people who leave trash on trails, people with no trail etiquette.

Greatest Fear: Failure


Book Currently Reading: Broken Open Mountains, Demons, Treadmills, and a Search for Nirvana.

Hobbies: Running, body pump, baking.

Collections: Moments and memories.

What’s Next: Leadwoman!

Prairie Spirit Trail 100 Mile

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