The Olympic Marathon Trials are one month from today! We have lots planned to celebrate the big day, but we’re kicking it off by introducing you to one of the Trials competitors, an American distance running rising star named Lauren Jimison. At 25, she’s already a three-time marathoner and has a fantastic coach and club behind her back, and the most positive outlook on life you can imagine.
I had the pleasure to meet Lauren back in 2013 when I ran with the elites at the Gate River Run USATF 15k Championship. At the time, she was a recent graduate of Asuza Pacific University working for her alma mater and testing the waters of professional road racing. We kept in touch as she dove into running completely the next year, not only making the transition to full-time professional runner but also racing her first marathon, finishing with a 2:35 Olympic Trials “A” qualifier at Grandma’s Marathon!
As the Olympic Marathon Trials approach, I had the chance to ask Lauren a few questions about her running background, plans for the Trials and more. I hope she inspires you as much as she inspires me and that you’ll join me in cheering her on in L.A.! Read more >>