Episode 214: Obsie Birru

Obsie Birru just placed second at CIM running a 5 minute PR in a time of 2:30:30 just a couple months after running a 1 minute PR at the Twin Cities Marathon.

Obsie is Ethiopian born and moved to the United States at 12 where she grew up in Iowa. She ran for Grandview University and went to run with the NE Distance group post college.

Obsie works full time as an academic advisor, is pursing her masters degree and runs at a very high level- as you can see from her performances this fall! She has a contagious positive attitude about running, life and pursing dreams with a healthy balance. Make sure to look for Obsie to cheer her on at the marathon trials in February!

Photo Cred: Doug Wells

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