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Meet the 2023 SWM Athletes: Mick Stanovsek

Mick Stanovsek (Pacer) | Men’s Elite Mile

Social Media: Instagram | Venmo

Sponsor: Puma Elite
College: Oregon / Washington
Mile PR: 3:56.90

5 Things About Me: Mick Stanovsek

  1. Spent time growing up in 3 places, Mildura and Bonny Hills Australia, and Cleveland Ohio.
  2. I won the NC east regional in cross country a year after my brother did at First Flight High School in Kitty Hawk
  3. I didn’t know you were supposed to breathe out of your nose until I was 15 (I thought it was just for sniffing things)
  4. I have a Master’s in Environmental Law and Regulation
  5. I can do a nollie frontside 360 first try on a skateboard

5 Fast Questions

  1. Do you have any superstitions/pre-race rituals? I like to read Tom Jordan’s book “Pre,” and go to the toilet a dozen times.
  2. What’s your favorite sport (or athlete) to watch, besides running? AFL (Aussie rules football [not rugby]) where I support the Essendon Bombers, and tennis, Carlos Alcaraz’s Wimbledon win was a masterpiece.
  3. What’s a show or movie you’ve seen lately that’s worth watching? I watched Oppenheimer in theatres 3 times last week, im kinda sad now.
  4. What’s a song or podcast that’s currently on your playlist? Anything from the band Ultracrush and Henry J’s new EP “ina”.
  5. Do you have any connections to Raleigh or North Carolina? My parents own Noosa Beach Grill in Kill Devil Hills, on the bypass at milepost 9.75, and I went to First Flight high School

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

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