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Real Pod


Jan 27, 2021

Alexi Pappas is a former 2x All-American and Olympic runner. Alexi set a Greek national record in the 10,000 meters during the Rio Olympic Games and won two NCAA track victories at the University of Oregon. On-screen, she can be seen in the feature film Olympic Dreams and Trackdown, both movies she co-created and starred in. Alexi has also been profiled on the cover of the New York Times Sports Page, in the Rolling Stones, and NPR’s All Things Considered, while also being featured on the cover of Runner’s World Magazine next to Kevin Hart. Alexi is the author of her newly published memoir titled Bravery: Chasing Dreams, Befriending Pain, and Other Big Ideas. In this episode Alexi details her battle with post-Olympic depression, discusses the various ways collegiate athletes experience mental health issues, opens up about body-image as a runner, and illustrates how we can properly set and chase our goals.
 
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