Nell Rojas Finishes As Top American At The Boston Marathon Again With A 2:25:57 PR

Run Your Mouth

April 26, 2022

Nell Rojas joins the CITIUS MAG Podcast for the first time after finishing as the top American at the Boston Marathon for the second time in a row. The Boulder-based running coach placed 10th over in a new personal best of 2:25:57 – which took 75 seconds off her time from her sixth place finish last October in Boston.

In this episode, we go through her build-up to this race which wasn’t perfect and then the decision-making process into leaving her contract with Adidas that she signed in April to run in a pair of Nike VaporFly shoes.

We touch on the conversation around unsponsored runners since her decision to ditch the contract has been a topic of discussion on Twitter and message boards. Plus: Why representation matters for her as a Latina on the start line of these major races, where she sees herself in the U.S. marathoning scene + much more. Outside of running, she’s a strength and running coach based in Boulder Colorado.

For this episode, I’m joined by David Melly for a crossover episode with the Run Your Mouth Podcast.

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– “I think I have a lot of room to improve between now and (the next Olympic Marathon Trials) and that’s what I’m most excited about.”

– “This is not when I’m trying to make money. If that were my goal, I’d try to make money and I would do something else. My goal for these next handful of years is to try to do the best I can do. I understand that some of these deals that these girls have – well first of all, the shoes probably work for these girls and that’s great. Good for them. Also maybe they’re getting paid a lot of money and they can’t say no to that. I’m in a different position.”

– “I just have to run well. Use it as fire. I know I will run well. I know I have a lot ahead of me so I’m like ‘Whatever.’ That’s all I have to do. I know who I am. Whatever.”


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Chris Chavez

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.