Today is International Women’s Day and we’re featuring two stories of inspiring women collectively lifting the sport. Olympic athlete Magda Boulet, now President of GU Energy Labs, shares her perspective on what matters as a leader. And Emily Halnon shares how camaraderie over rivalry can unlock bigger wins for all.
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If you held a notable Fastest Known Time, would you encourage a new comer to break your record? Would you help her train, prepare, and even pace her, cheering enthusiastically, as she bested your time?
That’s exactly what happened when Emily Halnon ran the FKT on the 460-mile Oregon stretch of the Pacific Crest Trail. After deciding to attempt the run, her first call was to the existing FKT record holder, Danielle Snyder, who responded within seconds: “I’m so excited for you! How can I help?”
Read on for a mindset shifting piece on the power of camaraderie over rivalry.
A Polish immigrant, Olympic athlete, and Western States champion–Magda Boulet has filled her years with perseverance and positivity. And, after twenty years driving innovation at GU Energy Labs, Magda was recently named President of the company.
Brian Metzler delivers this in-depth feature as Magda considers what brought her to this moment, what being a leader means now, and what important work in our sport is still to be done.
Pop Quiz: What’s Magda’s favorite GU flavor? Answer in the DFL.
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