Olympic Trials qualifier, world traveler and published author Becky Wade has joined the Citius Mag staff as a regular contributor. Wade’s name first popped to many when she clocked a 2:30 at the 2013 CIM Marathon and qualified for the U.S. Olympic Trials. She has most recently garnered attention as the author of “Run the World: My 3,500-Mile Journey Through Running Cultures Around the Globe” (HarperCollins, 2016), where she chronicles her one-year research of running cultures outside of the U.S. as part of her Thomas J. Watson Fellowship. The grant is awarded to 40 graduating seniors each year.
Becky was born and raised in Dallas, Texas and currently lives in Boulder, Colorado. She attended Rice University and earned All-American honors on the track while studying history, psychology and sociology. Her success on the track continued as a professional when she qualified for the Olympic Trials in the 3,000m steeplechase, the 10,000 meters and the marathon.
At the moment, she’s in between marathons. She took third at the Houston Marathon earlier in the year and plans to run a marathon in the fall. Perhaps we’ll get a peak at her training here on Citius Mag.
Fun fact about Becky: She is one of four Wade twins. She has a twin brother as well as an older brother and sister who are also twins and a grade older.
We’re super excited to bring Becky onboard. She’s got some great ideas for fun content, which is what we’re all about. She can hit on anything from tips for traveling runners, insight into the life of a professional runner and many stories that were left on the cutting room floor from her book. Nicole Bush and Jeanne Mack will be writing more for the site this summer and they could possibly team up for their own podcast.
For now, take a listen to Becky’s chat with Chris Chavez on the Citius Mag Podcast about her world travels and hopes for the site.
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