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What One Woman Learned Trying to Run Across California | National Geographic

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Ali Butler Glenesk set a goal for herself to run across the entire state of California as she tests the limits of her body and her mind. She enlisted the help of friends to help reach her ultimate goal—be the fastest woman to run across California. ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe About National Geographic: National Geographic is the world's premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories that matter and past the edge of what's possible. Get More National Geographic: Official Site: http://bit.ly/NatGeoOfficialSite Facebook: http://bit.ly/FBNatGeo Twitter: http://bit.ly/NatGeoTwitter Instagram: http://bit.ly/NatGeoInsta This film was produced by National Geographic Explorer, Noam Argov. For more information and the full length version of the film, see https://www.noamargov.com/. Read more in "What One Woman Learned Trying to Run Across California" https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/05/female-marathon-runner-california-culture/ What One Woman Learned Trying to Run Across California | National Geographic https://youtu.be/K_tr9cZOaFQ National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/natgeo
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National Geographic (1 month ago)
Being the fastest woman to run across California is no easy feat to accomplish, but that doesn't stop Ali Butler Glenesk from trying. What are your thoughts on her training regimen?
Nancy V (21 days ago)
I thought it was going to be going vertically across rhe state, not horizontally.
Amitej Rana (1 month ago)
What an inspiration!!!!👌👌👌👌
Ramping Ram (1 month ago)
If I was the fastest person in Cali, id have run far away from there...
David Bacon (1 month ago)
forget being the fastest! you made it to Fairfield, YOU'RE A WINNER!!!!!!!!!..... you should carry a couple of oranges or apples or raw sunflower seeds for any roadside homeless people you may meet along the way! i can never understand young, strong women who jog for no real reason, carrying absolutely NOTHING on their backs!!!!!! it can get pretty depressing being homeless (hiking EVERY night back into the pitch-black hills to sleep), so it would have been a fantastic gift if some jogger(s) handed me a breakfast orange along my trail back down into Berkeley! you are a MOST-VALUED social worker!!!!!! God bless you!
Morris Day (1 month ago)
🧡🧡🧡 for all runner's!!
Glenn Holden (1 month ago)
Great job
CWharton (1 month ago)
Silver Hawk (1 month ago)
Dislike for the misleading title
Javier RT Videos (1 month ago)
Clickbait! I've averaged 25+ most days on my thru hike on the PCT. That's cool she did the run, but she isn't the fasted woman based on this video.
McScrotie (1 month ago)
mikk m (1 month ago)
So she didn't really cross the state and she wasn't the fastest woman in California, why is this on Nat Geo anyways?
Mandolin1944 (1 month ago)
NO truth in advertising m in this video! Should be called "Valley Girl wastes your time".
Miguel. Aquino Hernandez. (1 month ago)
Usain bolt:A new challenger has emerged!
Ron Roberts (1 month ago)
what is the point of all this
vexonica 02 (1 month ago)
Doesn't look so fast
WarFox Rommel (1 month ago)
Why did Feminism get into this
nexus prime (1 month ago)
She is jogging not running
Tomi6300 (1 month ago)
The title haha ha ...thx for that joke
Prins Ricky (1 month ago)
Fastest Woman in California???? I think you all might want to change the title to the most boring runner in California.
Lunar Kat 911 (1 month ago)
I thought the title said, *This Runner Might be the Next Forrest Gum*
Young Tang (1 month ago)
This video could’ve been better without the Muslims in it.
Annika R (1 month ago)
This is great!!!!!
Noplay (1 month ago)
clearly she is not conditioned.
Lela Trocchi (1 month ago)
i love this girl! i hope she tries again and if so I want to see another video about it. if she reads this, I love your energy best wishes!
kek23k (1 month ago)
Spoiler Alert, she's not.
vexonica 02 (1 month ago)
kek23k obviously
- BG - ArtdeusREX (1 month ago)
She did great. :-)
Tom Nally (1 month ago)
I do Jeff Galloway's "Run-Walk-Run" method. By Ali's definition, that wouldn't be "running". But to those of us who do it, yeah, we call it "running". In her case, it could have made a huge difference, and not reduced her time by very much.
Jake Clay (1 month ago)
Running is bad for you.
Ashley W (1 month ago)
You go, girl.
Kermit the Frog (1 month ago)
I guess her legs identified as logs.
John Doe (1 month ago)
Oh Lordi turn down the volume on that end title card Nat Geo.
Snow5321 (1 month ago)
Seeking TKO (1 month ago)
concrete and hard asphalt will stop ya
Samuel Kerby (1 month ago)
Good on you. You set your mind to something and you stuck to it
House Kang (1 month ago)
Just worried running on asphalt would hurts you knee, that will come later not now. Be careful please.
Jessica Caissie (1 month ago)
She's good, she's wearing Hoka One One Shoes!
Rayan Slim (1 month ago)
This person runs 175 miles and you're all worried about a title? .Great job Ali, america's own terry fox (minus the cancer)
Ailer Aguilar (1 month ago)
Woman are the best !
3rd bomb (1 month ago)
Ailer Aguilar I thought men and women were equal?
JK P (1 month ago)
Thumbs down for click bait title. What a shame, National Geographic.
John Brown (1 month ago)
I will keep an eye out for Forrest Gump. Would love to run with her...
Pedro Ramos (1 month ago)
U go girl
الحسون المقنين (1 month ago)
My friends if you are a fan of goldfinch I welcome you to my channel
Green Creature (1 month ago)
More like the slowest woman in California...
ForstakenWolf (1 month ago)
Yeah and she definitely didn’t run 175 miles in 10 days and definitely you can run that fast.
Hedgpig (1 month ago)
She casually mentioned running 25 miles on a bad day. Could you keep up with that, or would you be collapsing after the first mile? And if she's the slowest woman, what does that make you?
LockwoodE3 (1 month ago)
Keep trying
India & The world (1 month ago)
Keep going.....
Susan Bannister (1 month ago)
Hope shes careful...sort of dangerous for many reasons.
Latonya Johnson (1 month ago)
If she is the fastest then I’m the flash
Susan Bannister (1 month ago)
Wish I could have run...but have bad back.
theultimateninja (1 month ago)
Change the title.
Mate Lozancic (1 month ago)
Sonali Kushwaha (1 month ago)
Buck upppp
ravi kumar (1 month ago)
inspirational.....wish you all the best .....may you one day be able to run all the way accross california.
Jay Reilly (1 month ago)
"Mama always said 'Life is Like a Box of Chocolates....'" - Tom Hanks
rob roberts (1 month ago)
Women in California must be really slow.
Trustie Rustie (1 month ago)
I love your attitude I don't run for my health I run for me I understand what you're saying keep apps that positive attitude your awesome
Kayla Arielle // Bloom With Me (1 month ago)
Yes, you go girl! I've been crippled with terrible arthritis off and on throughout my life, but I'm definitely healing right now, and you are such an inspiration to me! I just tried a mini jog in my kitchen LOL it has me feeling hopeful for what I can accomplish in the next few months! Sending you so much love and blessings!
NickoLps (1 month ago)
Was that a leopard color burka? LOL
Immortal Jelly (1 month ago)
Fastest? She is not even fast. Many normal people are faster than her
3rd bomb (1 month ago)
Immortal Jelly that's why many people are upset
Ugly Koala (1 month ago)
Even nat geo started clickbaiting
Majid Khan (1 month ago)
That's very motivating. Best of luck
Représente La nation (1 month ago)
Angelo guagenti (1 month ago)
stupid title. +dislike
B. Berya (1 month ago)
I want jogging from my house to College! Hard!! 17 km!😢😂😂!
Azliana Lyana (1 month ago)
Now that is some endurance. Keep it up. One day she will be able go further even. A minor setback now, a major comeback tomorrow :). Be strong! Thanks for sharing National Geographic.
Kayla Couey (1 month ago)
I loveit
Albert Luu (1 month ago)
So how close was she
PantsB4Squares (1 month ago)
She failed. Thats all that matters
isrrael medina (1 month ago)
Like 20
Grassy Tiger (1 month ago)
Poor title, being the FASTEST runner and running across the state the fastest are totally different things
Lazy Veteran (1 month ago)
How is she even the fastest when there wasnt even a comparison or a measure in speed versus time? Its like someone who doesnt even know about running came up with the title. I was expecting a competitive video, this was a video about a lady on a vacation with her friends, running around...
Mercury Gaming (1 month ago)
Grassy Tiger clicked on video, paused immediately and read comments thank you for not letting me waste my time
Hedgpig (1 month ago)
I'm arguing with a non-sequitur
Grassy Tiger (1 month ago)
Hedgpig the title is wrong not her speed.
Hedgpig (1 month ago)
So what? If I'm correct like you said, you should be able to see why that doesn't matter. Being the fastest in California IS being the fastest to run through it, in this case.
A.K. SUTTZ (1 month ago)
Thank you!!! I've been getting ready for the police fitness exam. I know it's nothing compared to this amazing accomplished. this is inspiring and came a great time. Thank you for your contribution to our society. thank you for sharing your dream with us.
A.K. SUTTZ (1 month ago)
Cody Denegar thanks Cody! I'll keep that in mind.
Cody Denegar (1 month ago)
hope you fail - you could do so many bigger and better things with your life than become a pig
Mackenzie Brunson (1 month ago)
A.K. SUTTZ Good luck on your exam. You're gonna do great!
justknifing ITA (1 month ago)
im sorry but that is not running that is jogging
Elizabeth Taylor (1 month ago)
Could you "jog" across the state? And what made you feel you want to police the title of the video.
stapleboss (1 month ago)
That's the same speed I go when a driver lets me cross the street in front of them and I want to show them some giddy-up. But I wouldn't want to do it all day.
OK K.O. Yes Litton Entertainment and TTG No (1 month ago)
She might be as fast as a cheetah
FarCritical (1 month ago)
Run, Forrest, run!
Rek Evence (1 month ago)
Veronica Lake (1 month ago)
FarCritical : I Was thinking what you wrote & I looked down & 😆😆😆 🇺🇸🙂👍🏼
RAY Z (1 month ago)
thought the same!
David Moreno (1 month ago)
Forest Gump ran across the country. Just saying.
Michael Womack (1 month ago)
hahahhah he got you
David Moreno (1 month ago)
SC Nomad you do realize I was joking right ? I bet you're one of those easily triggered people that can't take a joke. " Oh I'm offended " type of person.
SC Nomad (1 month ago)
David Moreno you realize Mr. Gump is a fictitious character, right ?
Daniel Haba (1 month ago)
She gonna be in Battlefield V too?!
Captain J. Dreadful (1 month ago)
Daniel Haba YO! STOP! 😂😂😂😭😭😭
Amy Booktube (1 month ago)
ImperialOneWithThe Force (1 month ago)
Now I want to do that.
Jack Leó (1 month ago)
I'm faster
Kyle Hohn (1 month ago)
Misleading title?
Ancient Laws (1 month ago)
Dislikes are because of the title. Good video otherwise and props to her
MeMyselfand I (1 month ago)
Dino Rei (1 month ago)
Ruprect Jameson (1 month ago)
I just felt like running
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