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EB34: A Chat with Tracie Akerhielm – 2014 Texas Trail Series Sub-Ultra Women’s Champ – From Roller Derby to Rockin’ the Trails

Tracie Akerhielm of Texas won the 2014 sub-ultra Women’s division of the Texas Trail Series. She put together seven top series finishes along with an overall win at the Rockledge Rumble 30k.

Tracie has always loved sports and being active. A journey that has included cross country, road cycling, roller derby, and now a focus on trail running.


Fun at Big Bend. Tracie trying on some local flair. (Photo Credit Tony Roman)

Fun at Big Bend. Tracie trying on some local flair with friends. (Photo Credit Tony Roman)

Tracie (Left) with teammate putting the squeeze on a fellow competitor. (Credit: R&R Photography /

Roller Derby fun – Tracie (Right) with teammate putting the squeeze on a fellow competitor. (Credit: R&R Photography /

Enjoy my chat with Tracie that includes the following musings and useful goodies for you:

  • Tracie’s running journey starting back in cross country during her youth
  • memories and lessons from that first trail race at Cross Timbers Half Marathon
  • Tracie’s favorite local trails
  • training or racing?
  • a favorite running book recently read
  • Tracie shares a great tip for a trail running newbie
  • plus Texas Trail Series memories

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About the author

David Hanenburg David Hanenburg is the passionate dirt-lovin' creator of Endurance Buzz and has been playing in the endurance sports world since 2000 after knockin' the dust off of his Trek 950 hardtail thanks to a friend asking to go ride some local dirt. In 2007 he ran his first ultra on the trails and fell in love with the sport and its people. For more information on David's endurance sports journey, check out the About page.

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