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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 (6 months 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 (5 months ago)
I thought it was going to be going vertically across rhe state, not horizontally.
Amitej Rana (6 months ago)
What an inspiration!!!!👌👌👌👌
Ramping Ram (6 months ago)
If I was the fastest person in Cali, id have run far away from there...
David Bacon (6 months 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 (6 months ago)
🧡🧡🧡 for all runner's!!
Glenn Holden (6 months ago)
Great job
CWharton (6 months ago)
Amazing.
Silver Hawk (6 months ago)
Dislike for the misleading title
Javier RT Videos (6 months 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 (6 months ago)
Fastest??????
mikk m (6 months 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 (6 months ago)
NO truth in advertising m in this video! Should be called "Valley Girl wastes your time".
Miguel. Aquino Hernandez. (6 months ago)
Usain bolt:A new challenger has emerged!
Ron Roberts (6 months ago)
what is the point of all this
vexonica 02 (6 months ago)
Doesn't look so fast
WarFox Rommel (6 months ago)
Why did Feminism get into this
nexus prime (6 months ago)
She is jogging not running
Joe Mullin (4 months ago)
Jogging is running. Running has different speeds. Idiot.
Tomi6300 (6 months ago)
The title haha ha ...thx for that joke
Prins Ricky (6 months ago)
Fastest Woman in California???? I think you all might want to change the title to the most boring runner in California.
Azterrekt (6 months ago)
I thought the title said, *This Runner Might be the Next Forrest Gum*
Young Tang (6 months ago)
This video could’ve been better without the Muslims in it.
Annika R (6 months ago)
This is great!!!!!
Noplay (6 months ago)
clearly she is not conditioned.
Lela Trocchi (6 months 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 (6 months ago)
Spoiler Alert, she's not.
vexonica 02 (6 months ago)
kek23k obviously
- BG - ArtdeusREX (6 months ago)
She did great. :-)
Tom Nally (6 months 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 (6 months ago)
Running is bad for you.
Jake Clay (4 months ago)
Joe Mullin Poor sense of humor and inability to indicate a JOKE is bad for you.
Joe Mullin (4 months ago)
Your stupidity is bad for you
Ashley W (6 months ago)
You go, girl.
Kermit the Frog (6 months ago)
I guess her legs identified as logs.
John Doe (6 months ago)
Oh Lordi turn down the volume on that end title card Nat Geo.
Berry’s Antics! (6 months ago)
Clickbaity
Seeking TKO (6 months ago)
concrete and hard asphalt will stop ya
Samuel Kerby (6 months ago)
Good on you. You set your mind to something and you stuck to it
House Kang (6 months ago)
Just worried running on asphalt would hurts you knee, that will come later not now. Be careful please.
Jessica Caissie (6 months ago)
She's good, she's wearing Hoka One One Shoes!
Rayan Slim (6 months 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 (6 months ago)
Woman are the best !
3rd bomb (6 months ago)
Ailer Aguilar I thought men and women were equal?
JK P (6 months ago)
Thumbs down for click bait title. What a shame, National Geographic.
John Brown (6 months ago)
I will keep an eye out for Forrest Gump. Would love to run with her...
Pedro Ramos (6 months ago)
U go girl
الحسون المقنين (6 months ago)
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Green Creature (6 months ago)
More like the slowest woman in California...
ForstakenWolf (6 months ago)
Yeah and she definitely didn’t run 175 miles in 10 days and definitely you can run that fast.
Hedgpig (6 months 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 (6 months ago)
Keep trying
India & The world (6 months ago)
Keep going.....
Susan Bannister (6 months ago)
Hope shes careful...sort of dangerous for many reasons.
Latonya Johnson (6 months ago)
If she is the fastest then I’m the flash
Susan Bannister (6 months ago)
Wish I could have run...but have bad back.
theultimateninja (6 months ago)
Change the title.
Mate Lozancic (6 months ago)
Bravo!
Sonali Kushwaha (6 months ago)
Buck upppp
ravi kumar (6 months ago)
inspirational.....wish you all the best .....may you one day be able to run all the way accross california.
rob roberts (6 months ago)
Women in California must be really slow.
Trusty Rusty (6 months 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 - Personal YT (6 months 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 (6 months ago)
Was that a leopard color burka? LOL
Immortal Jelly (6 months ago)
Fastest? She is not even fast. Many normal people are faster than her
3rd bomb (6 months ago)
Immortal Jelly that's why many people are upset
Ugly Koala (6 months ago)
Even nat geo started clickbaiting
Majid Khan (6 months ago)
That's very motivating. Best of luck
Représente La nation (6 months ago)
Not
Deus (6 months ago)
stupid title. +dislike
B. Berya (6 months ago)
I want jogging from my house to College! Hard!! 17 km!😢😂😂!
Azliana Lyana (6 months 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 (6 months ago)
I loveit
Albert Luu (6 months ago)
So how close was she
PantsB4Squares (6 months ago)
She failed. Thats all that matters
isrrael medina (6 months ago)
Like 20
Grassy Tiger (6 months ago)
Poor title, being the FASTEST runner and running across the state the fastest are totally different things
Lazy Veteran (6 months 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 (6 months ago)
Grassy Tiger clicked on video, paused immediately and read comments thank you for not letting me waste my time
Hedgpig (6 months ago)
I'm arguing with a non-sequitur
Grassy Tiger (6 months ago)
Hedgpig the title is wrong not her speed.
Hedgpig (6 months 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 (6 months 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 (6 months ago)
Cody Denegar thanks Cody! I'll keep that in mind.
Cody Denegar (6 months ago)
hope you fail - you could do so many bigger and better things with your life than become a pig
Mackenzie Brunson (6 months ago)
A.K. SUTTZ Good luck on your exam. You're gonna do great!
justknifing ITA (6 months ago)
im sorry but that is not running that is jogging
Joe Mullin (4 months ago)
jogging is running you idiot. Running has all kinds of speeds.
Elizabeth Taylor (6 months ago)
Could you "jog" across the state? And what made you feel you want to police the title of the video.
stapleboss (6 months 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 (6 months ago)
She might be as fast as a cheetah
FarCritical (6 months ago)
Run, Forrest, run!
Rek Evence (6 months ago)
LMAO
Veronica Lake (6 months ago)
FarCritical : I Was thinking what you wrote & I looked down & 😆😆😆 🇺🇸🙂👍🏼
RAY Z (6 months ago)
thought the same!
David (6 months ago)
Forest Gump ran across the country. Just saying.
Mike0043 (6 months ago)
hahahhah he got you
David (6 months 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 (6 months ago)
David Moreno you realize Mr. Gump is a fictitious character, right ?
Daniel Haba (6 months ago)
She gonna be in Battlefield V too?!
Captain J. Dreadful (6 months ago)
Daniel Haba YO! STOP! 😂😂😂😭😭😭
Amy Booktube (6 months ago)
Hi
ImperialOneWithThe Force (6 months ago)
Now I want to do that.
Jack Leó (6 months ago)
I'm faster
Kyle Hohn (6 months ago)
Misleading title?
Ancient Laws (6 months ago)
Dislikes are because of the title. Good video otherwise and props to her
MeMyselfand I (6 months ago)
Hi
Dino Rei (6 months ago)
hey
Dorcus MBone (6 months ago)
I just felt like running
ADSExtreme 22 (6 months ago)
Hey
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