2008 Olympic Trials Marathon Runner Up Marathon PB 2:26.22 (Rotterdam 2010) 2015 Western States Champion 2015 North American Ultra Runner of the Year 2017 Western States Runner Up 2017 Terewara 102k Runner Up
Magda grew up in Poland and immigrated to the United States in 2001, earning her citizenship the same year. She earned an undergraduate degree in human biodynamics from UC Berkeley and a Master’s in exercise physiology from Cal State Hayward. Coached by the legendary Jack Daniels – Magda has had tremendous success on both the roads and trails. Magda qualified for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing with her runner up finish at the Olympic Trials. A Marathon best of 2:26.22 set at the 2010 Rotterdam Marathon still ranks her 11th all time for US Women at the 26.2 Distance. In 2013 Magda transition to trail and ultra-running and just 2 years later won the prestigious Western States 100 in her first test at the distance. A number of other strong performances earned her North American Ultra Runner of the Year in 2015. Magda lives in Oakland, CA with her husband Richie and their son Owen. When she is not competing you can find her leading innovation and product development for GU Energy Labs.