Katya Gushchina, a 19-year-old student at Moscow State University, is interested in sports, literature and photography. She occasionally works as a photographer for weddings and sporting events. Her life completely changed last year when she began her running journey.
Gushchina's tale begins trivially. She didn't have the time to train in a gym, so she decided to start running to keep herself in shape. Her first distances were relatively short, only 3 km (1 mile) yet they seemed impossible. Step by step, the distance was increasing and Gushchina was getting stronger, not only physically but emotionally as well.
Gushchina's first official race was a distance
of 50 km (31 miles) on a forest trail.