Nicki was another female athele who graced the FEAT stage with an inspirational talk about the triumphs and challenges of ultra marathon running. Nicki proclaims that she’s not the fastest runner but says “If there was a podium for person that loves ultra running the most, I would be standing on top!”
She stepped outside the norm and talked about a time where she got a “DNF” (Did not finish) and about how that experience transformed her life.
Jami, “Welcome to Adventure Awaits! Can you start off by telling me about yourself and some of your accomplishments?”
Nicki, “I’m a dual Australian/Canadian citizen. For many years I was a school teacher but now I am an assistant professor of education at Ambrose University in Calgary. Results of which I am most proud: 7th overall female in the 2014 Tor Des Geants (330 km non-stop race in Italian Alps); Previous FKT holder of 1000 km Bibbulmun Track in Australia; World 24-hr Rogaine Championships 2014 – 3rd place; City Chase National Championships 2008 Newfoundland – 1st place.”