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How Sneaker-Lover Diana Karen Mireles Became An Avid Marathoner

Hint: It's all about getting comfortable with being uncomfortable.

Diana Karen Mireles is a sneaker-lover turned avid marathoner based in Los Angeles. In the final episode of Someone Like Me presented by Gatorade Endurance, she joins Dhani Jones to and talk about the importance of getting comfortable with being uncomfortable and how she went from a casual gym-goer to an impressive endurance athlete through setting attainable goals for herself and finding a sense of community and support within her local running group.

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The Someone Like Me campaign is about shining a light on outstanding individuals of different backgrounds—BIPOC, transgender, and adaptive athletes—who are participating in endurance sports.

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Dhani Jones—an entrepreneur, TV host, philanthropist, and former professional athlete—will be rolling out a series of these Someone Like Me interviews in the coming days. Dhani is on the board of directors of Pocket Outdoor Media, the parent company of Women’s Running and a host of other active lifestyle brands.