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Why I Run: Fawn Dorr

Fawn Dorr is one of our favorite social media follows. Find out what keeps her moving!


After just missing the 2012 Olympic team for Canada, professional hurdler and 11-time NCAA All-American Fawn Dorr made some serious changes. She moved to Atlanta, switched coaches and is now training with a new club as she runs, lifts and Instagrams her way to a 2016 Olympic bid.

I completely reject the idea of blending in. Having fun with my hair is a very empowering way to express myself.”

“When I doubt myself, I repeat this mantra until I believe it: This is who I am. This is what I do. This is what I love.”

“My running power color is sparkle—LOL, if only sparkle were a color! The next best thing is neon pink.”

“I hate being cold when I run. Sleeves like these keep my arms warm in tricky weather.” Oiselle Arm Warmers $30, oiselle.com

“I make healthy choices about 80 percent of the time. But I can also kill a dozen Krispy Kreme doughnuts in one sitting!”

“Having frames that don’t jiggle or bounce on my face, even when I hurdle, is incredibly important. Kaenon’s Soft Kore frames are my favorite”

@FawnDoor on Instagram: In a card store in Boston I find a gay marriage card section! Almost made me cry. The world is slowly changing. #lgbt #onelove #noh8

“Running helped me through depression, kept me away from drugs and gave me something to believe in. Being able to reach out through running is one of my favorite things. Social media gives me a platform to touch people in a different way.”