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Lena Hollmann, Southern Director
Lena served as the RRCA North Carolina State Rep from 2005 to 2009 when she was elected to her first term as the RRCA Southern Region Director. She was the 2007 Outstanding State Rep of the Year. Lena has been an active athlete for over 40 years, starting as a track runner in her native Sweden. In 1971 she was the Swedish National Champion in the 1500m. Since her move to the US in the mid- 1970s she has completed over 25 marathons, with the highlights being a PR of 2:44:10 in the 1983 NYC Marathon, and a 10th place at the 1984 Boston Marathon. Currently Lena is active in two local running clubs, North Carolina Roadrunners Club, and Carolina Godiva Track Club. Lena is also a Certified Personal Trainer, an RRCA Certified Running Coach, a USATF Level I Coach, and has co-chaired a local beginning runner program. She has attended numerous RRCA Conventions. Lena has also served on the Board of several non-running volunteer organizations, including Toastmasters International, where she was Club Treasurer and President. Lena has two Masters Degrees, in Public Health from University of California, Berkeley, and in Management from North Carolina State University. She resides in Cary, North Carolina, and recently retired from a career in the pharmaceutical industry to start a second career as a personal trainer, specializing in training older adults and endurance athletes.