Magdalena Lewy Boulet earned a spot on the U.S. Olympic Team by finishing second in the 2008 U.S. Women's Olympic Marathon Trials. She also won two team Bronze medals as the captain of the US Cross Country team at the World Cross Country Championships in 2010 and 2011. After a ten-year career running marathons on the road, she transitioned to running trail and ultra distance events in 2013. In 2015, Magda won her 100-mile debut at the prestigious Western States Endurance Run, and was named North American Ultra Runner of the Year.
Magda grew up in Poland, and immigrated to the United States in 1991. She was sworn in as a U.S. citizen on the morning of September 11, 2001. She earned her bachelor's degree in human biodynamics from U.C. Berkley in 1997 and a master's degree in exercise physiology from Cal State Hayward.
In 2007, she returned to her alma mater as a coach for the Golden Bear cross country program, where she coached cross country and distance events for 2 years. Magda is coached by Jack Daniels, Ph.D., a world-renowned authority on distance running. Magda has been under the guidance of coach Daniels since 2001.
Magda lives in Oakland, California with her husband Richie, one of the United States' best milers in the 1990s, and their son Owen. Currently Magda leads Innovation & Product Development at GU Energy Labs and enjoys training and competing in ultra endurance trail races.