All I can say is WOW. This article is absolutely fascinating. Definitely worth the read. I couldn't imagine being an ultra runner (well actually I could -- because I am!) with severely diminished memory issues. I will say this though: endurance athletes are definitely cut of a different cloth, and they never cease to amaze me. And she is doing Hardrock this weekend to boot; as Payro will confirm that's just about the hardest damn race in the country. That and Leadville.
You go, Diane Van Deren. You just might be my new idol.