Huber Wins National Title at 100 Mile Trial Championships in Texas

2/9/2016
 
Results

On February 6, Olga Huber (Macedon, N.Y. / Genesee Valley Harriers) won the national master 45-49 title at the USATF 100 Mile Trail Championships in Huntsville, Texas. Probably more impressively she finished second overal in the Open division.  Her time was 19:42:15.  This was her first 100 mile race.
 
Tidbits About Olga:
Family: Married (George), mother of two daughters (ages 11 and 24 )
Born: Russia
Club:  Genesee Valley Harriers
Occupation: Senior Database Analyst in the IT department of the law firm Harris Beach in Pittsford NY
Other activities: Orienteering (6th place National Championship 2014) and Rogaine (24-hour endurance-type orienteering), avid swing and blues dancer, traveling 
 
Olga's race thoughts:
I knew that I had it in me to finish 100 miles, that was my main race goal. But I honestly had no idea that I had it in me to finish under 20 hours! It seems that everything just came together on a race day: weather was perfect, course was fast and dry, nutrition and hydration worked well, and I didn’t even had a blister! And I got complemented a lot by other runners during the race for smiling all the time. One of the best parts was to be able to share the experience with my daughter Alona who was my crew for the race, wiping my sweat, refueling me and being my safety runner for 10 miles. When I crossed the finish line around 1:42 in the morning and got all my hardware it felt like a dream. It still does, it didn’t completely synced in yet…