Marianne Hogan may be a relatively new name for many in the running and trail ultra community but she has been on an absolute streak this year, with podium finishes at both Western States where she placed 3rd female (in her first 100 mile race) and Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc, where she just ran the race of her life crossing the line as the second female despite experiencing a significant injury in her hip mid race. She is only the 3rd woman in history to podium finish at both races in the same year. The previous two were Nikki Kimball in 2007 and Krissy Moehl in 2009. Marianne is 32 years old and currently calls Montreal home.
Born and raised in a small town in Quebec, Marianne grew up with a passion to swim, bike and run – and race triathlons. She has had a colourful athletic career as a triathlete and after participating in three World Championships on Triathlon Canada’s Junior National Team, she joined Triathlon Canada’s Para program in 2019 to guide Jessica Tuomela. The pair enjoyed great success, culminating in participation in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Marianne started trail running in 2015 in Boulder, CO in college, and after her commitment to Jessica was fulfilled, as a member of the Salomon team she launched back into trail and ultrarunning and has been burning up the circuit ever since.
In this episode we talk about Marianne’s challenges with injuries, the things she has experienced and learned as a triathlon guide for someone with vision loss, her Western States and of course her UTMB experiences. This is one episode that you will not want to pause once you start, so gear up for a long run and tap play!
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