A New Chapter of Discovery, Advocacy and Running With Nikki Hiltz

More Than Running

April 22, 2022

“I would tell them to stop having insignificant people have a significant impact on your life. I feel like that’s what I would tell Nikki from a year ago. It’s hard. I still tell myself that every day and it’s a practice. I don’t think there will ever be a time where a homophobic or transphobic comment doesn’t hurt. It’s practicing that over time. It’s like ‘Who is this person? They’re so insignificant.’ At the end of the day, that comment says more about them. Half the time, I just want to be like, ‘Are you OK? It’s 7 a.m.'”

Nikki Hiltz has been on my mind to bring onto the podcast for a long time. We’re close friends and now felt like the right time to have them on. Nikki made some big life changes by packing their things and moving to Flagstaff, Arizona with their girlfriend Emma Gee and their pet dog Scout. They are now being coached by Mike Smith and training alongside Elly Henes and Olympian Rachel Smith. We talk a lot about how Nikki views these changes in their life, goals for the upcoming 2022 season and their activist work within the LGBTQIA community to advocate for transgender kids.


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The Run Show is coming to Chicago June 4-5, this exciting new expo had been described as the Comic-Con for runners. They have incredible inspirational speakers such as Carl Lewis, Dean Karnazes, the Mirnavator, Sally McRae and lots more. What’s even better is we’ve been given 500 free tickets worth $15 each to give away – go to runshowusa.com to check out the full program and book tickets for yourself and your running pals with code MORETHAN.

Summer of Hayward: Everyone knows how much all of us in the CITIUS MAG family love track & field, and how much we enjoy sharing that love with you all. Well, we’ve got a few big love-sharing ideas in the works and it all takes place in Eugene, Oregon this summer. Hayward Field will be the home to the Prefontaine Classic, the USATF Outdoor Championships and the World Athletics Championships. We’ll be there and you should be too. Visit https://citiusmag.com/summerofhayward/ for all the information on dates and tickets.

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