Carrie sits down with the winner of the 2019 Grandma’s Marathon Nell Rojas! They chat about the race, her background as a steeplechaser/triathlete/obstacle course racer, and her goals for making the US Olympic Marathon team.
Photo by Matthew Moses
Recorded July 1, 2019
Nell has been coaching athletes for more than 10 years with a focus on speed development in youth. She ran at the University of Northern Arizona where she was a 3 x Big Sky All Conference Steeplechase Champion, 5k Champion, and NCAA D1 National qualifier. She competed as a professional triathlete after college, and recently qualified for the Marathon Olympic Trials finishing 7th in the USA Marathon Championships, and winning Grandma’s Marathon in 2:28:06, making her the 5th fastest female in the US today. She is the founder of RISE Athletics, who coaches competitive sprinters, jumpers, and middle distance runners.