Full name: Olga Zolotova
Position: Assistant Manager (Mitsui & Co)
Come and Listen to Olga’s Inspirational Talks at the festival!
Olga’s fitness story:
Two years ago I was diagnosed with serious blood conditions and low chances to cure it. And I started doing simple sport: cycling, running and gym. My condition was slowly improving and a year ago I was totally cured (surprisingly for my doctors). From that moment I decided to dedicate all my sport challenges to charities. I am mostly involved in ultra marathons running, long distance cycling and mountain climbing.
– In Oct 2015 I completed 400 km solo cycling across 7 emirates in 24 hours; it was dedicated to kids’ education in Developing countries (together with Dubai Cares)
– In Dec 2015) I completed 200 km run in 24 hours to support Children Cancer Hospital in Karachi
– In May 2015 I will run 7 ultra marathons in 7 emirates in 7 days in support to Syrian Kids Education in Refugee Camps
Where do you draw your inspiration from?
The idea of doing sport for somebody is always biggest motivation and inspiration.
What is the key to your success?
Challenge is the key. You have to always take a challenge. Challenge is catalyst of evolution. By only stepping out of your comfort zone and constantly expanding the boundaries you will develop yourself (in sport, business, education and etc.)
What was the best advice you were given?
It is very simple – never give up
Favourite inspirational quote:
Do not seek for inspiration, try to become inspiration for others.