ROANOKE, VIRGINIA–MARCH 2016–Abby Oliver isn’t “just” an integral member of the Foot Levelers’ Customer Service team. She’s also a decorated former University of Richmond basketball star who later played pro overseas—and now she’s in training for the notorious Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon on April 16th. Known as America’s Toughest Road Marathon, the Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon will also be Abby’s first marathon.
Of course, Abby is no stranger to athletic achievement. At the University of Richmond, she ended a stunning four-year career in 2012 as the program's seventh leading scorer (1,488 points) and the nation's best at the charity stripe (106-113, 94%). Abby was an All Conference first team selection after leading the league in points per game (16.5). She was ranked fourth in three point field goals (152), second in games played (129), eighth in free throws (296) and ninth in field goals (519). After college, Abby was recruited by Israeli professional team Elizur Netanya, where she played for one season.
Abby joined the Foot Levelers Customer Service team in December 2015 and quickly proved herself to be as hardworking on the job as she is on the court. At Foot Levelers, she is responsible for helping some of our 20,000+ healthcare professional customers choose the right custom orthotics for their patients. Abby knows first-hand how important quality foot support is in keeping the body pain- and injury-free; in fact, she wears Foot Levelers’ XP3+™ custom orthotics in her own training. “They’re extremely light,” she says of XP3+, “but very shock absorbent. Throughout my training, I haven’t had any injuries or set-backs and that’s really rare for a runner, especially for training for a full marathon.”
Abby started training in mid-December, typically clocking a 5-8 mile run before coming in to work, 3 to 4 times a week. On the weekends, “I do longer runs, incorporating some of the mountains that are going to be in the race,” she says. While she admits she’s “a little nervous” about taking on America’s toughest road marathon, Abby’s friends, family and colleagues at Foot Levelers are behind her all the way!
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