Andrea Kooiman have completed 17 races that were 100 miles or more in distance. This includes Badwater 2x and also the Grand Slam of Ultrarunning, Western States 100, Vermont 100, Leadville 100 and Wasatch 100.
Andrea Kooiman says, I have never run outside of the United States. I cant wait to embark on this journey and accept the challenge ahead. I know the distance is hard and understand that there will be a lot of climbing involved in Mt. Gaoligong, but I embrace what region has to offer. So far, the pictures and videos have filled me with tremendous emotions. It will be exciting to see these places with my own eyes and learn the lessons that Tenchong has to teach me. I know it is going to be a highly spiritual experience.
With no crew or pacers, this race will challenge me in new ways. I will be forced to step out of my comfort zone and trust that the aid stations and support staff are going to meet my needs. This race is like nothing I have ever done and being a part of the inaugural event is an honor.