Iirna has found passion in physical activities later in life. With no prior running experience, she ran her first full marathon at age 40. From that point on with tremendous support of her husband and son, Irina becomes enthusiastic runner. Irina is Marathon Maniac and double agent group member. She competed three full Marathons and three half Marathons in 75 days!
Irina is an active member and volunteer of a local mountaineering group. Irina loves bonding with others to help them to be at their best. With the mountaineering group, Irina successfully summited all five volcanos of Washington State: Mount Baker, Mount St. Helens, Glacier Peak, Mount Rainier, and Mount Adams.
Irina currently lives with her loving family in Seattle, Washington. When not running and summiting mountains Irina works full time at Fred Hutch Cancer research.