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Ingrid Honzak

Year Inducted: 2004



Born in Austria, Ingrid came to the USA in 1969. She started running at the age of 38 and has excelled at distances ranging from the 5K up to 100 Mile ultras.

At the time of her induction into the DDRHOF (2004) Ingrid had run 52 marathons, 64 ultra-marathons including thirty-seven 50 milers and five 100 mile races.


Some of her more adventurous races include:

Canadian Arctic

Himalayan Mountains 100 Mile stage race (India, Tibet, and Nepal)

Swiss Alps 42 Miler

Morocco, North Africa (146 miles and had to carry her own provisions for a week in the Sahara Desert ... 115 degrees)

Peru, Andes Mountains - Inca Trail up to 17,000 feet above sea level

Great Wall of China Marathon

Chile and Argentina, Andes Mountains 150 mile stage run

Ingrid not only runs all over the world in races up to the ultra distance; she almost always wins or places. The number of wins and age group places in local races she has garnered over the years would be impossible to total. She even raced the JBR trail run in a leg cast once.

Ingrid has also contributed greatly on the non-runner side of the sport. She was the race director for the Ghost and Goblins 5K for a number of years and helped guide it to become one of Daytonʼs largest and most popular races.

She has organized running trips to Austria and to the Great Wall of China for local runners, serving as the leader for the American contingent. She has been a member of the Ohio River Road Runners for over 25 years and on the board of directors for 3 years.

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