Weeks later, Clare won a different, challenging race: the 2016 Leadville 100. No small feat, this ultramarathon, which is held annually in Leadville, Colorado, has participants run 100 miles at high elevation (elevation varies from 9,200 feet to 12,620 feet). Using the momentum of her victory at Leadville, Clare followed her dream to keep running and promote environmental awareness. Shortly thereafter, she fulfilled her dream of working with like-minded entities to save the planet. She signed on to work with Patagonia at the end of 2017.
“If I’m going to share facts and spread awareness about climatic and environmental and political facts, I need to hold myself to the highest of standards, and with Patagonia—which is like a photovoltaic cell in a world of oil rigs—I can finally do that.”