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Meet the 2023 SWM Athletes: Laurie Barton

Laurie Barton | Women’s Elite Mile

Social Media: Instagram

Sponsor: Brooks Beasts TC
College: Clemson
Mile PR: 4:35.88

5 Things About Me: Laurie Barton

  1. I had fun pacing Sir Walter last year and had no intention of returning to run the entire race—but here we are!
  2. I grew up on the East coast and didn’t meet some of my extended family until moving out to Seattle, where I discovered that a lot of them live throughout Washington State!
  3. My go-to snack currently is smoked salmon with unexpected cheddar cheese and everything but the bagel seasoning on rice thins #traderjoes ;)
  4. In elementary school and middle school I did gymnastics but stopped after fracturing my spine.
  5. At Clemson I studied health science and am currently doing personal training on the side for fun.

5 Fast Questions

  1. Do you have any superstitions/pre-race rituals? I always have my prerace pancake and a green tea energy shot a couple hours before racing!
  2. What’s your favorite sport (or athlete) to watch, besides running? I enjoy watching soccer sometimes, but honestly don’t follow any sports.
  3. What’s a show or movie you’ve seen lately that’s worth watching? I’ve been going through Tom Hank movies recently and really enjoyed the Terminal!
  4. What’s a song or podcast that’s currently on your playlist? A funny podcast I’ve been listening to is Heavyweight.
  5. Do you have any connections to Raleigh or North Carolina? I have some cousins who live in NC and have run Fire Tower multiple times–don’t know if I’d recommend aha.

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

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