Tiffani Podolec Horman of Madison, Wisc., competed in the American Birkebeiner — “The Birkie” — cross country skate ski race of 45km (28 miles) on Feb. 25 in Cable , Wisc. She finished with a time of 4 hours, 44 minutes.
The Birkie is very hilly and is considered one of the most difficult cross country ski marathon courses in the world. The event is North America’s largest cross country ski marathon and attracts 10,000 skiers from all over the world. Tiffani is a former Johnstown resident, a 1987 Johnstown High School graduate, a 1992 Ohio State University graduate and she played field hockey for both schools.