Catra is an ultramarathon runner and has run over 250 of them. She holds the womens' record for completing the John Muir Trail twice, a total of 424 miles. Catra went vegetarian at age 10 and been vegan since 1999.
We had steers and lambs on our property when I was a child. I came home one day and out of nine head of cattle all had been sold except one that I had named Charley. He let me go up to him and I just loved that steer to death. Then another day I came home and my brother opened up the freezer which was totally full of meat. He said, ‘Charley’s in the freezer!’ So that is how I became a vegetarian at ten years old."