Meet a Fil-Am woman athlete who ran 340 miles from LA to Las Vegas
A Filipino American former “American Ninja Warrior” and “Wipeout” finalist, who is battling a rare disease, ran 340 grueling miles from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in The Speed Project relay footrace.
Pamela Price ran with Team Unlimited Women from Los Angeles’ Santa Monica Pier to Las Vegas’ welcome sign in 51 hours, enduring freezing temperatures, high elevation, desert heat and high winds, proving that women can do anything they set their mind to.
The Speed Project included 65 teams from 12 countries. Leaving the Santa Monica Pier at 4 a.m., Price took on relay segments, from fast 1-mile repeats for 24 miles in Death Valley, to long 8-mile race segments at sunrise.
A trained dancer, Price traded in her pointe shoes for sneakers after discovering her love for distance running. Diagnosed with Behçet’s disease in 2013, a rare autoimmune disorder caused by inflammation of the blood vessels, she lives with permanent nerve damage on her right side.
Scouted for NBC’s hit show, “American Ninja Warrior,” she also starred in TBS’ reboot of “Wipeout,” making it to the finals. Though suffering from multiple concussions and a rotator cuff injury, Pamela continues to compete, run the mountains of SoCal and rock climb.
She has finished first at races such as Valencia Trail Race, Spacerock Trail Race, Spartan Trail and Tougher Mudder. Off the course, she is the senior executive producer of the Hollywood Beauty Awards, known as the “Oscars of beauty” and a journalist/vice president of the daily news site, LATFusa.com.
In 2020, Price launched the care package community and rare disease resource program We Care When You Flare, operated under WE CARE WHEN Inc.
She is an active member of The American Behcet’s Disease Association and activist for the #BehcetsWarrior community, corresponding with women and men living with Behcet’s Disease around the world.