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Meet the 2023 SWM Athletes: Abby Nichols

Abby Nichols | Women’s Elite Mile

Social Media: Instagram | Strava

Sponsor: HOKA NAZ Elite
College: Ohio State / Colorado
Mile PR: 4:26.08

5 Things About Me: Abby Nichols

  1. This is my first year as a pro, running for HOKA NAZ Elite in Flagstaff, AZ
  2. I have a twin brother who is a musician in Nashville, TN. His Spotify is Tyler Nichols if you want to check him out!!! I really like his song “Roller Coaster.”
  3. I was a gymnast for 8 years and a cheerleader for 5. Flipping around in circles was my first love but running in circles is a close second.
  4. I have a kitty named Moshi. She’s really cute.
  5. I’m from Kettering, OH and graduated from The Ohio State University. I finished my college eligibility at University of Colorado. Go Bucks and Buffs!

5 Fast Questions

  1. Do you have any superstitions/pre-race rituals?Pre race ritual: not really. I tuck my shoe laces so they don’t flop around and say a little prayer.
  2. What’s your favorite sport (or athlete) to watch, besides running? I love watching gymnastics, ice skating, and hip hop dancing. I went though phase recently where Irish dancing videos kept coming up on my feed and I was really enjoying it.
  3. What’s a show or movie you’ve seen lately that’s worth watching? Avatar- the way of the water
  4. What’s a song or podcast that’s currently on your playlist? “Calm down” by Selena Gomez
  5. Do you have any connections to Raleigh or North Carolina? No! I always went during undergrad to Raleigh Relays and it was always the best time.

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

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