Episode #44- Jenna Powers-Ultrarunner- Amazon Exec-No Excuses
Jenna is a 50-time marathoner and ultra-marathoner since 2014, and has completed races of up to 206.5 miles. She believes strongly in the intersection between endurance sport and career success, and works passionately to help others seeking to improve themselves in both areas. When she’s not running, Jenna leads a global team of over 200 people, as the Director of Recruiting Operations for Amazon.com, where she has been employed for 7.5 years in a variety of capacities, including labor and employee relations, training, leadership development, and M&A. She holds a JD from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University, and a BA in Communications from the College of New Rochelle.
Running & Race Experience: Jenna completed her first marathon, the Great Wall of China Marathon, in 2014 and “found the meaning of life.” To date, Jenna has completed 30 road and trail marathons, and 20 ultras, up to 206.5 miles. She has completed marathons or ultras in 19 states, and on three continents. In 2019, she is registered for the Pistol 100k (Tennessee); the Burning River 100 mile (Ohio); the Born to Run 4-day (California); Rim-2-Rim-2-Rim (Arizona); the Javelina Jundred (Arizona); and will pace 50 miles at the Leadville 100 (Colorado).