Isaiah Harris Joins The Brooks Beasts | His Journey From Maine’s Poorest City To 4th At The Olympic Trials

The CITIUS MAG Podcast

January 14, 2022

Isaiah Harris is taking his 1:44.42 personal best for 800m and 3:42.63 personal best for 1,500m to the Brooks Beasts. In this episode, he tells CITIUS MAG why he decided to make the move after a year where he finished fourth in the 800 meters at the U.S. Olympic Trials and recorded a victory at the British Grand Prix at Gateshead. He takes us through his early roots in finding success in track as a high schooler in Lewiston, Maine. By the end of his high school career, he held the Maine state record in every event from 200 meters through 800 meters. Riley Masters considers him the greatest athlete to come out of Maine. Now, Isaiah wants to give back to his community at home as a professional because Lewiston ranks as Maine’s poorest city so you’ll get to hear a bit about those plans. Consider Isaiah someone to watch in the 800 in 2022.

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– “I think I’ve always kind of been considered an underdog, which I don’t mind. I think it’s easier than having a target on your back at all times. I’ll be up there in the mix.”

– “I do feel like I’m sort of an underdog. I’m not sure why. I think I’ve proven myself to be consistent through rounds. I’ve been in every final since my freshman year of college and I’ll continue to be in every final until my career is over. That’s the confidence I have in myself. When you’re in the final, anyone can win.”

– “For some reason, I think everyone on this team is kind of an underdog. Everyone has that same killer mentality. We want to be at the top and we want to have that respect we deserve. Even Danny as a coach has been an underdog. Time after time, people are starting to understand these guys are legit. Josh is the best example of that. I think over the next couple of years, there will be more people winning medals.”


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Chris Chavez launched CITIUS MAG in 2016 as a passion project while working full-time for Sports Illustrated. He covered the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro and grew his humble blog into a multi-pronged media company. He completed all six World Marathon Majors and is an aspiring sub-five-minute miler.