Meet Altra's New elite trail Athlete, Careth Arnold

Careth recently moved to Durango, CO to further her pursuit of trail running which she found a love for in 2021. She found instant success and has graced the podium of several 50 milers. She entered her first 100k in Bandera and came home with a 3rd place finish. She plans to slowly increase her racing mileage and attributes her excellent race results to mom strength, perseverance, consistency, and a love for the challenge. 



JP on a film set

Where are you from?

I am from my mother's womb - born into life in the back seat of a taxicab, stuck in Bangkok traffic. I spent the first 15 years of my life in Thailand before moving to a number of U.S. states. 

How did you get into running?

I was an active kid who participated in a variety of team sports. I played soccer midfield, outside wing in touch rugby, and shortstop for softball - positions that all involve a lot of running - and I loved it. 

What do you love about running?

I love the persistent challenge, the views, and the sense of accomplishment that follows. 

JP holding up the peace sign

What makes you excited about partnering with Altra?

Altra is setting a standard of inclusion by supporting and celebrating athletes from a colorful spectrum of experiences and passions. 

What running milestone are you looking forward to this year?

I am looking to expand my distance limits, prioritize fueling and recovery, and do harder things. 

What's your go-to Altra Shoe?

The Timp 4 - for everyday miles

the Mont Blanc Boa - for racing

the Rivera 3 - for road intervals/speed work

Careth's Shoe of Choice

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