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Meet the 2023 SWM Athletes: Katie Camarena

Katie Camarena | Women’s Elite Mile

Social Media: Instagram | Strava | Website

College: UC Santa Barbara/ Portland State
Mile PR: 4:33.19

5 Things About Me: Katie Camarena

  1. I’m from San Juan Capistrano, California
  2. I went to UC Santa Barbara for undergrad and Portland State for grad school!
  3. I think hot dogs are underrated!
  4. I am still trying to beat my brother’s mile PR – 4:27!
  5. I’m the Raleigh RunDown defending champ!!

5 Fast Questions

  1. Do you have any superstitions/pre-race rituals?I have to drink a Yerba Mate on race day! Revel Berry is my favorite flavor.
  2. What’s your favorite sport (or athlete) to watch, besides running? I don’t really have a favorite athlete…but I’d watch any sport if it’s on! :)
  3. What’s a show or movie you’ve seen lately that’s worth watching? Catfish!
  4. What’s a song or podcast that’s currently on your playlist? “Good Time” by Alan Jackson
  5. Do you have any connections to Raleigh or North Carolina? My connection to Raleigh is my iconic host family from last year’s Sir Walter Weekend – Michelle, George, Torch & Mango Habanero! We have stayed in touch all year & thought of each other anytime we ate hot dogs!

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

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