Kami Semick | Ten Years Later and a Fresh Outlook on Running

Kami Semick won every race she entered in 2009, podiumed at Comrades twice, won UROY for two years, and had an epic battle with Nikki Kimball and a freaking bear at Western States, then moved to Hong Kong and faced some serious burnout that had her quit running completely for a few years.

Kami Semick pic at 2018 Elkhorn Crest. Pic used w permission from Trevor Lyden

But recently we’ve seen Kami re-enter the sport and wondered what her role and relationship with the sport was ten years after her incredible 2009 season.

Now back in Bend, Oregon with her husband and daughter, Kami shared what she’s been up to, how running fits into her life now, and what she’s got going on in the future.

Kami Semick North Face ad
Remember this North Face ad with Kami Semick and her daughter?

Kami Semick Episode Notes

Sarah just wrote an excellent piece on Kami Semick for Ultrarunning Magazine. Check it out here.

Something happened and the bear episode from 2011 has been lost. The episode page points to an interview we did a few years later where we talked about the USATF team scoring idea...I’m looking for the original recording but can’t find it and it’s killing me. My apologies.

Sarah’s recent blog post about her recent race at Napa Valley Marathon.

I mentioned the Lithia Loop Trail Marathon as my favorite race in Oregon.

Here’s the company Kami runs that provides software for farmers: Food4All.

Intro music | David Rosales Outro music | AJ LeGrand

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Kami and husband Tyson Pardue and their daughter Baronie.

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