Minttu Hukka


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UW Invitational

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My Coach said I could run 15.50-16.10 in my indoor opener. 5k was an odd distance for me, it was my first track meet since forever (last summer), and I had never ran that fast. It was exciting and scary. But I wanted to believe in him.

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I ran 16.09,36. It’s a new PR by 33 seconds. It’s also a new Finnish National Indoor Record. It’s the 7th fastest time in the NCAA at the moment. It’s a good time, but not something I should be too satisfied with. I know I can do so much better! I ran this race in the middle of training season without actual speed work, so I’m pretty excited how fast I can go when the season progresses. I really want to run sub-16, and I know I can do it!

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I feel strong and happy. My training has been consistent and the results start to show it. Somebody believed in me and made me believe in myself too. I want to run fast and be one of those top girls out there! I’m so lucky to have these amazing people around me. Thanks Coaches. Thanks Team. Thanks Trainers.

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By the way, I think my Coach knows what he is talking about.

– Minttu

Trust Yourself. Trust Your Coach. Trust the Process.

Race photos: Paul Merca