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Why I Run: Alexi Pappas

Former Dartmouth steeplechase star Alexi Pappas, 23, finished out her final year of NCAA eligibility at the University of Oregon, where she helped lead the Ducks to two national championships. Today, she’s competing as a professional athlete while working toward her masters degree. In her spare time, this Renaissance woman is a filmmaker, actor, artist, writer, jersey designer—and has plans to market a brand-new sports bra.

“Running has taught me discipline. There’s the physical part of running, but it’s a mental sport too. I have to choose to be strong.”

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