This past Summer, two breakout runners from the Boulder-based, Zensah & Brooks supported Roots Running Project competed for their first time in the US Olympic Track & Field Trials. Alia Gray & Noah Droddy’s advice & inspiration was something we wanted to share with all aspiring runners.
“Put yourself in the company of good people, whether that be training partners, coaches, or sponsors. You may be the one on the start line, but it will take a village to get you there.”
– Noah Droddy
We asked, they answered:
Have you ever run for a larger crowd?
Did the big stage inspire you to run faster or shell-shock you?
Are you already thinking about 2020?
(Alia) How do you deal with an injury flaring up so close to race day?
If you could do the race over again, what would you do differently?
What advice would you give any aspiring professional runners?
Jared Fetterolf, Zensah Athlete, is a competitive Ultra Runner. He has competed in Ultra marathons across the globe and has recently been crowned the Badwater Ultra Cup champion for 2016, with the lowest combined finish time of the Badwater Cape Fear, Salton Sea and Death Valley 135! We caught up with Jared after his recent finish of the Badwater 135 to ask him a couple of questions:
Zensah Athletes Looking to Go to Rio Range from Long and High Jumpers to Hurdlers.
Zensah®, the premium athletic apparel brand, announced today that several athletes including Garrett Huyler, Norris Frederick, and Jarret Eaton will represent Zensah® at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Track and Field at historic Hayward Field in Eugene, OR taking place from July 1-10.
Zensah Ambassador Jason Romero embarked on an epic journey on March 24. He plans to cover 3,246 miles in 64 days. His epic journey started in Santa Monica, CA and ends in Boston, MA. Jason suffers from Retinitis Pigmentosa. This has not stopped him from being an Ultra-Marathon winner, multiple Ironman finisher and part of Team USA’s Paralympics team.
At the end of February, we had the pleasure of hosting Kara Goucher here in Miami.
Kara spent most of the morning meeting the team and learning a bit more about what being part of Team Zensah is all about. We then decided to put her to work and made her the Zensah customer service rep for a half hour. Once people found out through Twitter, the phone lines started going crazy. Fans were even skeptical when she picked up the phone, and they didn’t know what to say!
The team also went over some product design with Kara & her assistant, who was quite hard to impress and very rigorous in his testing.
“Everyone has been so friendly, it really does feel like a family!” – Kara Goucher
Zensah & Runner’s Depot Davie also hosted a Meet & Greet with Kara. Over 200 people showed up to meet one of the running world’s most popular characters. Runners of all levels were able to ask questions, learn from Kara and get their pictures with her.
Zensah also invited some of South Florida’s influential runners to partake in a photo shoot along with Kara at the beautiful South Pointe Park in South Beach. Albeit a bit colder than usual for Miami, the weather was sunny and everyone was all-smiles during the shoot. The only complaint from the runners/models was that they were not getting to run enough!
We’re glad that we were able to bring Kara down here and get her to share with our community and see a bit of what it’s like to be a runner in South Florida. Hopefully we’re able to do more events with her and South Florida’s running community soon!