Meet the 2021 Competitors: Tai Dinger

Tai Dinger | Men’s Elite Mile

Social Media: Instagram | Strava

College: Stanford
Mile PR: 4:03.63

5 Things About Me: Tai Dinger

  1. I grew up in DC, went to college in California, and have worked in Wisconsin for the past two years.
  2. No one has convinced me to live in the South, yet…
  3. My next stop is Boston, where I’ll be starting a PhD in Heath Policy at Harvard.
  4. I’ve biked across Iowa twice.
  5. My grandparents live in Sapporo, which will host the Olympic Marathon the night of the Sir Walter Miler.
  6. I’ve bowled in the White House.

5 Fast Questions

  1. What’s something people should add to their Netflix (or any streaming service) or Podcast queue? Podcast queue: The Memory Palace. 10-20 minutes of beautiful storytelling by Nate DiMeo.
  2. What’s your favorite training shoe right now (or ever)? New Balance 880s
  3. If you have to go fast food, what’s your go-to? Culver’s, butter burger and custard.
  4. Do you have any connections to Raleigh or North Carolina? My college coach and staff now coach at UNC.
  5. The sport of Track & Field would be more exciting (or better) if… when you hit the bell lap, you have to run backwards.

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