Rory Bosio ultra successful, ambitious

Updated: December 5, 2013, 12:59 PM ET
By Mackenzie Lobby | Special to espnW.com

The mountain face was baking in the August afternoon sun as Rory Bosio navigated the false summits, daunting boulders and rocky steps on the final climb of the 106-mile race known as The North Face Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc.

This last climb, outside Chamonix in the French Alps, featured 2,000 grueling feet of vertical gain. And then Bosio would have just five miles to go to complete her nearly 24-hour journey.

But her mind was elsewhere.

"All ...

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