Hillary Allen joins Paradis Pros!
We are excited to introduce our new ambassador Hillary, a powerhouse in the world of ultra sports, a dedicated professional, and an inspiring individual. As an athlete, she thrives on pushing her limits, whether it's conquering trails on foot or her bike, or the slopes on skis. With Brooks as her running sponsor and Pinarello as her cycling partner, Hillary dominates both the running and cycling circuits with a special love for ultra distances.
Aside from being an accomplished and inspiring athlete, Hillary is also a motivational speaker known for her indomitable spirit and resilience. Hillary’s achievements also are demonstrated in her academic pursuits. She has a masters degree in neuroscience and physiology, and is passionate about learning and self-development. Overcoming a life-altering fall during a race that resulted in severe injuries, Hillary has defied the odds to not only recover but also continue pushing the boundaries of her athletic pursuits. Hillary has been racing competitively for 10 years with podiums and wins from short Vertical Kilometer races, to trail marathons, 50km sky races, 50 milers, 100kms and 100 mile trail races.
Born with an innate passion for the outdoors, Hillary's journey into trail running has been characterized by determination and a love for the mountains. Her story is one of triumph over adversity, showcasing her unwavering commitment to pursuing her dreams despite facing significant challenges. Early in her career, she earned the nickname “Hillygoat” for her love of the uphill and her ability to run fast on steep, technical mountain terrain – a style of running known as Skyrunning. She won the US SkyRunner Series in 2014 in her debut ultra-trail running season and since then, she has raced all over the world, racking up wins and course records, establishing herself as one of the best mountain ultra runners in the world. She also has picked up gravel cycling and races for the Scuderia Pinarello gravel team.
As a lover of the outdoors, Hillary is constantly motivated to continue trying new activities, as she has recently taken up interest in gravel cycling and races on the Pinarello gravel team. She won her first bike race last year and also tried mountain biking for the first time, completing the Leadville 100 mile MTB race under 9 hours to get the big belt buckle.
Some of her plans for this year involve racing a combination of cycling and running events, with an emphasis and primary goals in running. Hillary’s enthusiastic spirit is a testament to her investment in challenging herself and trying new things in sport and life. We wish her the best of luck with her running goals this year and are thrilled to have her join the Paradis Pros!