Happy birthday to our very own Barley, Basil, Caraway, Chive, and Peppadew! These Virgos share their #runsign with professional power houses Jordan Hasay, Tori Bowie, Molly Huddle, Brenda Martinez, and Jenny Simpson.
It is apt that with the symbol of the Virgin, several of these pro Virgo runners had quite a few firsts this summer at the Rio Olympics. Brenda Martinez was a true Olympic virgin, competing in her first Games. Veteran Jenny Simpson showed up for her third Olympics and got her first medal, a bronze, becoming the first American woman ever to medal in the 1500m. Meanwhile, Molly Huddle ran a giant race to break the American record and become the number one American woman in the 10,000m of all time. Bad ass and blazing-fast Tori Bowie ran in her first Games, earning a medal of each kind of metal!
Their methodical and analytical approach to training paid off in a big way, but what other traits do they share? Read on!