July 27 2016
Elite runner Alexi Pappas pens a tribute to a runner's favorite pre-race meal: pasta.
I’m not sure if the bugs are watching
me dart through the trees
and I never worry
what a bug or a bee thinks of me
while I try
what I try in the woods—
mostly to up climb things
faster than I did yesterday—
the bugs are trying too
on their trophy
what is a personal best for a slug
so when I toe the start line
I go with the confidence
I carry in the woods
the stands I imagine
full of bugs.
By Alexi Pappas June 22 2016
Elite runner Alexi Pappas turns her prose to the topic of belief and knowing what you can become.
By Alexi Pappas May 13 2016
She chased her dream like many of us do, and now two of them are happening at the same time.
By Alexi Pappas December 22 2015
Sometimes it's a beautiful thing.
By Team WR December 9 2015
10,000-meter runner Alexi Pappas talks training for the Olympics among some of the very best in the country.
By Alexi Pappas November 3 2015
One elite runner makes beauty out of the sometimes-gross gunk we collect between our toes while on the trails.
Alexi Pappas is an avid tweeter and her thoughts can be found @alexipappas. She graduated magna cum laude from Dartmouth College before running off to compete in the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials in Eugene. Alexi then joined the Ducks as a University of Oregon fifth-year student, helping lead the team to two NCAA championships in 2012 and 2013. She currently runs professionally for the Nike Oregon Track Club Elite with her eyes on 2016. She is also proudly fueled by: EnduroPacks, Wild Friends Nut Butters, BeetBoost, Long's Meat Market, Newman's Fish Company, Great Harvest Bread (Eugene), Cafe Mam Coffee, Runa, and the OG Corner Market. Alexi is also a writer, filmmaker, and actress. She co-wrote the script for the award-winning feature film Tall as the Baobab Tree, and is currently in post-production on her second film, Tracktown. Alexi also writes a monthly column for TrackTown USA about her training and life as a professional runner. She is also sponsored by The Mammoth Lakes Crib.