Meet the 2022 SWM Athletes: Maddie Strandemo

Maddie Strandemo  | Women’s Elite Mile

Social Media: Instagram | Twitter | Strava

Sponsor: Oiselle / Little Wing
College: Minnesota
Mile PR: 4:31.83

5 Things About Me: Maddie Strandemo

  1. This is my first time racing the Sir Walter Miler and I am gunning to break 4:30 on the track! LFG!!
  2. My main event on the track is the 3000m steeplechase but I love racing 1500s and miles.
  3. I live and train in Minneapolis and am originally “from” Minnesota, but I always feel like a fraud saying that because I actually grew up mostly abroad.
  4. Because of that,^ I speak Chinese (however I’m very rusty).
  5. I work for Target HQ in Minneapolis.

5 Fast Questions

  1. What’s something people should add to their podcast queue? I’ve been into the Huberman Lab podcast lately. The official tagline is “discusses science and science-based tools for everyday life,” which I think sums it up. There are some pretty interesting topics.
  2. What’s your favorite sport or sporting event outside of running? Basketball – I played basketball in high school and now just live vicariously through my younger brother’s varsity games.
  3. What’s your go-to pre-run meal or snack? Picky Bars Trail Mix Fix oatmeal
  4. Do you have any connections to Raleigh or North Carolina? Errr sorta. My Dad went to Wake Forest for law school, so he lived in the Raleigh area for a few years.
  5. One positive change I’ve seen in the sport in the past year is… More openness from athletes about injury, setbacks, and imperfect training.

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

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