Meet the 2021 Competitors: Elly Henes

Elly Henes | Women’s Elite Mile

Social Media: Instagram

Sponsor: adidas
College: NC State
Mile PR: 4:38.75

5 Things About Me: Elly Henes

  1. I’ve lived in Raleigh, NC my whole life. I ran in college for NC State and so did my Mother and Father.
  2. My mom coached me in college, whatever you imagine that looking like is exactly how it was.
  3. My pre race “ritual” involves having a king sized KitKat the night before I race.
  4. I failed a drug test my freshman year due to eating too many poppy seeds, hence the tattoo on my arm.
  5. I faked a British accent for all of 3rd grade in an attempt to convince everyone I was Hermione Granger.

5 Fast Questions

  1. What’s something people should add to their Netflix (or any streaming service) or Podcast queue? Manifest: if you’re looking for an addicting show recently added to Netflix.
  2. What’s your favorite training shoe right now (or ever)? Solarglide ST’s : a good stability shoe that’s helped keep me healthy for like 3 years.
  3. If you have to go fast food, what’s your go-to? My go to is Chick-fil-A, but Burger King will always have my heart. Mainly for nostalgic reasons.
  4. Do you have any connections to Raleigh or North Carolina? I have pretty much every connection to the Raleigh area.
  5. The sport of Track & Field would be more exciting (or better) if… Having more coverage / creating more platforms for athletes and fans to connect.

Interview on the Summer of Miles podcast

Learn more about Elly at: VIS ExperienceEat with the ProsRun with the Pros

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