Recently, I crewed and paced Chris Brand to a successful finish at the Cruel Jewel 100 in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Georgia. Contrary to advice about how to be a good crew member and pacer, we broke all of the rules.
Olivia Affuso, PhD, FACSM is an adventurer, ultrarunner, writer, and wellness coach. She stumbled into ultra running 10 years ago and has completed three 100 mile races and over 25 ultra marathons. When not running or pacing, Olivia conducts physical activity research at the UAB School of Public Health.