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Meet the 2022 SWM Athletes: Emily Richards

Emily Richards  | Women’s Elite Mile

Social Media: Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | Strava | Athlete Biz | Venmo

Sponsor: Tracksmith
College: Ohio Northern
Mile PR: 4:33.70

5 Things About Me: Emily Richards

  1. The only high school track record I have is the 100m dash (I was a sprinter until college)
  2. I’ve been vegetarian since 2019. I have a food IG account that I’m sometimes active on called @in_the_kitch_with_e_rich
  3. I write stories for the D3 running podcast @D3GloryDays (check us out on Instagram and Twitter!)
  4. I gave the valedictorian commencement speech at my high school graduation.
  5. I have two cats, Matcha and Pepper.

5 Fast Questions

  1. What’s something people should add to their podcast queue? D3 Glory Days (You can learn more about me in Episode 4).
  2. What’s your favorite sport or sporting event outside of running? Uh…croquet?
  3. What’s your go-to pre-run meal or snack? Anything with peanut butter.
  4. Do you have any connections to Raleigh or North Carolina? I have lots of teammates from NJNY who went to NC State, a few college teammates who live in Raleigh, and I frequent the Raleigh Relays.
  5. One positive change I’ve seen in the sport in the past year is… better media coverage. I’ve loved what CITIUS has done in terms of pro track & field coverage. It’s provided great exposure for the sport, amplified athletes’ stories, and diversified who is creating track and field media.

Learn more about Emily at: VIS Experience | Run with the Pros

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