Dream big. Then dream bigger. You’re capable of so much more than you think. No elite runner today reminds me more of this Salty Running Manifesto principle than Ariana Hilborn. In 2008, Ariana ran her first marathon in 4:36. In 2011 she upped the ante and ran a 2:37, an Olympic Trials A Standard! Look at her 4 year progression. It’s nothing short of amazing!
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In just three years, she took 2 hours off of her marathon PR and the crazy thing is when you talk to her about it she makes it sound like you could do it too! Recently, I had a chance to speak with Ariana about her rise to marathon stardom, her recent move from Arizona to Michigan to join the legendary Hansons-Brooks team and about life in general.
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