735. Elle Purrier St. Pierre’s 2024 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials Recap
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by Ali Feller
1d ago
"I went there to do a job, and that was to make the team." New Balance Boston's Elle Purrier St. Pierre lined up at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials a total of five times — each time as the fastest-seeded athlete in the field. In this episode, Elle talks about racing the impressive 5000m and 1500m double, and making Team USA in both. She talks about the last-minute decision to race the 5000m, and the decision not to compete in the 5000m at the Olympics. Plus, her musings on motherhood, getting her first postpartum period at the Trials, and what it will take to medal in Paris. SPONS ..read more
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734. Emily Mackay’s 2024 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials Recap
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by Ali Feller
6d ago
"That’s always my goal: to win. And I always think I can. I have the belief." Emily Mackay is a World Indoor Championships bronze medalist. She's a 3:55.90 1500m runner. And she's going to the Olympics! Emily just raced the 1500m at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Team Trials, where she finished second, ran a huge personal best, and earned her spot on Team USA for this summer's Olympic Games in Paris. In this episode, the New Balance Boston athlete returns to the Ali on the Run Show to talk about how the rounds played out, how she finished so strong in that final, and what life has been ..read more
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733. Juliette Whittaker's 2024 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team Trials Recap
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by Ali Feller
1w ago
"When I crossed the line, I was in so much shock. I kept having to check the board to make sure I was reading it right!" Juliette Whittaker is a college student who just finished third in the Women's 800m race at the Olympic Track and Field Trials, and will be going to Paris later this summer to represent Team USA at the Olympics. A college student. Going to the Olympics. In this conversation, the Stanford University junior (who has an NIL deal with On) returns to the Ali on the Run Show to talk about what it took to make Team USA in a very dramatic final. SPONSOR:  Lagoon: Cli ..read more
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732. Weini Kelati’s 2024 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials Recap
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by Ali Feller
1w ago
"Oh my god, I’m going to the Olympics!" Weini Kelati came into the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Team Trials as the American Record Holder in the half marathon, and as the only athlete in the women's 10,000m field with the Olympic Standard. She was the one to watch — and for good reason. In a thrilling finish, the Flagstaff-based Under Armour athlete won the race and earned her spot on Team USA for this summer's Olympic Games in Paris. In this episode, Weini talks about her confidence going into the race, about her preference for fast races over slow ones, and about what life has been like sinc ..read more
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730. Chris Chavez’s 2024 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials Recap
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by Ali Feller
2w ago
"I like to go hard at these events, work myself to the bone, and bring people as much track and field content as they can take." Few people love track and field more than Chris Chavez. In this episode, Chris talks about his experience at the 2024 U.S. Olympic Track and Field Team Trials with Citius Mag. Chris and his team produced three live shows every day of the Trials, conducted countless mixed zone interviews, and acted as a nonstop hype machine for the duration of the event.  SPONSOR:  New Balance: Click here to shop New Balance's latest releases for the season. What ..read more
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729. Nikki Hiltz & Emma Gee’s 2024 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials Recaps
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by Ali Feller
2w ago
"When I crossed the finish line, it was definitely joy, but I think more than anything, it was relief." Right before the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Team Trials, we heard from fan favorite guests Nikki Hiltz and Emma Gee. Nikki and Emma were headed into their events at the Trials with big dreams and goals. Emma wanted to make it to the 3000m Steeplechase final. And Nikki wanted to make Team USA in the 1500m. Today, Nikki and Emma return to the show to talk about how it all played out in Eugene. Nikki did, in fact, make Team USA in the 1500. And they didn't just make the team: Nikki won the wh ..read more
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728. Keira D'Amato's 2024 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team Trials Recap
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by Ali Feller
2w ago
"It was a lot of firsts. I'll be 40 in a couple months, and it's not too often that you get firsts to that degree. It was a really cool experience to feel that." Let the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Team Trials recaps begin! First up: Keira D'Amato, who just competed at her first Track Trials and finished 10th in the 10,000m. In this episode, Keira tells all, including where her mind and body were at heading into the race, how it all played out, and the fun people she saw along the way. She talks about her pre-race conversation with Parker Valby, shares some exciting updates about what's ..read more
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Dakotah Lindwurm & Annie Frisbie, Minnesota Distance Elite Teammates & Best Friends
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by Ali Feller
3w ago
"You get your medal outfit fitted for you, so when you are ideally on the stage, it looks perfect. And when I had it on and they were taking it in a little bit, I was like, 'I could do this. I could need this outfit.' And I really hope that I do." Dakotah Lindwurm and Annie Frisbie are training partners, teammates, and best friends. And so far, 2024 has been good to Dakotah and Annie on the run. The Puma-sponsored Minnesota Distance Elite athletes are fresh off personal bests in both the 10K (at the New York Mini 10K) and the half marathon. In this conversation, we hear about their respective ..read more
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725. Amanda Vestri, Top American at the 2024 New York Mini 10K
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by Ali Feller
1M ago
"I’m used to having to claw my way to prove myself to the people I need to prove myself to. But now, it’s more of a mentality I have: Keep your head down. There’s nothing glamorous about this sport. For me, it’s all hard work, show up, showcase your fitness, and then go celebrate with the people who really care about you." Amanda Vestri was the talk of the running scene last weekend, after her breakout road race at the New York Mini 10K. She finished fourth overall (Senbere Teferi won the race for the third year in a row), was the top American finisher, and ran 31:17 in a deep, star-studded fi ..read more
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724. Krissy Gear, 2023 U.S. 3000m Steeplechase National Champion
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by Ali Feller
1M ago
"I’m trying to appreciate the peaks and the valleys — but there’s a lot of beauty in the hillside, too." Last year, Krissy Gear stormed on the steeplechase scene by taking the win at the 2023 USATF National Championships, earning her first national title and a spot on Team USA for the World Championships in Budapest. Now, Krissy is gearing up for this summer's U.S. Olympic Track and Field Team Trials, and is officially one to watch in the 3000m steeplechase. In this conversation, Krissy talks about how she's feeling a few weeks out, about the pressure to perform when you're "one to watch," and ..read more
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