Yolanda Holder is a professional Endurance Ultra Marathon Walker and a 2-time Guinness World Record holder for “Most Marathons Completed in a Calendar Year”, finishing a staggering 106 marathons/ultras in 2010 and breaking her own record in 2012 finishing 120 marathons/ultras. Yolanda is the first African American to Run or Walk over 100 marathons in a calendar year and the first woman in the world to ever do it twice. Yolanda’s accomplishments are amazing, at the 2017 Sri Chinmoy Self Transcendence 3100 Mile Race she set a World Record first Pedestrian (walker) finishing in 51 Days, 17 hours and 13 seconds and at the 2014 Ultra Marathon USA & World Championship in Anchorage Alaska met her goal of power walking 400 miles in the Six Day event placing 3rd female and 10th overall. Yolanda is a finisher of four Six Day Races podium on all four and the American Woman Record holder 10 Day Race with 622 Miles. She has power walker over 540 lifetime marathons/ultras.
What’s special and close to her heart is “Extreme Walk 4 Diabetes” an annual event she founded in honor of her parents. Losing both parents to this horrible disease has made a profound impact on Yolanda’s life, she walks with experience and speaks from the heart. Her purpose in life is to inspire and motivate everyone to take care of their heath by walking 30 minutes a day every day.
Yolanda is also a devoted wife, mother of two adult children, motivational speaker and author.