Meet the 2018 Competitors: Ben Blankenship

Ben Blankenship | Men’s Elite Mile

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Sponsor: Nike / Oregon Track Club
College: Minnesota
1500m PR: 3:34.26
Mile PR: 3:53.03

5 Things About Me: Ben Blankenship

  1. I have two dogs: a bluetick coonhound named Annabel Lee and a miniature dachshund named Tegan.
  2. I once met Riff Raff/Jody Highroller at the Salt Lake City Airport. He was cool.
  3. My favorite movie is Twister; still hard to believe the Oscar snub there.
  4. I just sold some antique leaf springs on Craigslist today for $50.
  5. My middle name is Floyd.

5 Fast Questions

  1. What’s your favorite podcast or Pandora Station? The Unbelievable Podcast. Learn to unlearn everything you know.
  2. What’s your favorite pre-run or post-run snack? Waffles
  3. If you competed in another sport, what would it be? NASCAR
  4. What is your favorite flavor of Gatorade? (Now, or growing up) Glacier Freeze, obviously.
  5. Do you have any connections to Raleigh or North Carolina? I once drove the entire length of the Blue Ridge Parkway, but that’s about it.

Learn more about Ben at: VIS Experience | Rise & Run with the Pros Sir Walter “Extra” Miler

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