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

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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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SHOW NOTES AND NOTABLE QUOTES

– “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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