Personally, she loves the energy of the town she calls “the best city in the world!” It’s the place where she crossed off the first big-ticket item on her bucket list by running the New York City Marathon – the first of the “big five” marathons she wants to run, leaving the races in Boston, Tokyo, London, and Berlin to tackle next. Also on her bucket list is learning to speak Spanish fluently with her teams in Mexico and Nicaragua. “Then I won’t have to use Google translate,” she says with a laugh.
Saba grew up in McLean, Virginia, near another major city: Washington, D.C. It’s where she became someone people would call energetic, assertive, and passionate, likely because of the variety of influences she experienced.
“It was a great place to grow up,” she recalls, “because we had the city and suburb life within a 10-minute drive. Because we were such a short drive from the capital, I grew up with people from different backgrounds.