2x U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials Qualifier
Katja is a 2x U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials Qualifier and 9th place finisher from the 2016 U.S. Marathon Trials. She is a native of Los Angeles, CA and currently lives and trains in Flagstaff, AZ. Katja is a graduate of UCLA, where she competed in both Cross Country and Track and Field. Katja originally got involved in running through a non-profit called Students Run LA. She qualified for the 2020 Marathon Trials at the 2019 California International Marathon with a time of 2:36:01.
UCAN taught me that I can get fuel in my body just moments before a hard effort, as well as just moments after, without having any stomach issues. I now approach workout days and races without having to worry if I will be under fueled or under recovered! There are so many parts to get right in order to run well. I am beyond grateful to UCAN for taking care of the nutrition part of the equation for me.