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I adore these two – my TeamUSA @1000milestolight badass teammates! Both have run across the USA at different times for different reasons. We sit down together to explore their unique why’s and dig into the intersections of their experiences together- yet apart.
– Samantha Pruitt
Katie Visco •
An accomplished female adventurer, at age 23, Katie was the youngest woman to run solo across America. Her mission was to inspire others to follow their passions, and she spoke with more than 200 audiences along the way while also raising funds for Girls on the Run organization.
No stranger to Australia, in 2019, Katie ran across the brutal continent with only her husband on a bicycle for support to show the importance of living your dreams and being able to do hard things. Katie and her husband produced a film Twenty-One Twelve: A Human Powered Adventure Across Australia, which debuts July 9th, 2021 on Vimeo and across Australia and New Zealand in the RunNation Film Festival this August.
Ultimately, Katie’s adventures are an invitation to be brave and take action on the things you feel most deeply called to do. Katie also has 10+ years of experience as a coach, community-builder, and entrepreneur.
Shan Riggs •
Shan is a 42-year-old ultramarathon runner and sports sponsorship marketing professional. He has completed 45 ultramarathon races — winning several. During the pandemic in 2020 Shan ran across the entire United States, averaging 40 miles a day and raised over $45,000 for Foodshare, doing his own unique part to support the Feeding America program.
shanrunsacrossamerica.com• instagram @shanriggs2100
Meet the Host
Host & Co-Founder
Co-Founder & Host of the Endurance Town USA Podcast. Founder/CEO of Race SLO, the largest participatory endurance event company on the California Central Coast. Excouch Potato turned Coach, Ultra Runner and Ironman.