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Why I Run: Julie Culley

Olympic track star Julie Culley tells us what keeps her moving!


Olympic track star Julie Culley tells us what keeps her moving!

My most memorable race was the 2012 Olympic Trials. I was the surprise winner in the 5,000 meters, and I shocked myself in the process. It was the first major win of my career, and I was not predicted to come in first – or eve to finish in the top three.”

In my gym bag you’ll find purple Asics Spivey Track Spikes, my iPhone, water, a stretching rope, my foam roller and always a pair of flip-flops.”

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“My favorite quote is from my dad: ‘Stop complicating it. It’s just one foot in front of the other, faster than the next girl.'”

Generation UCAN is the most effective fuel I’ve found for pre-race, post-race and workout efforts. My favorite flavors are lemonade and chocolate.”

I love running with my friends. There is never a lack of banter when we’re together, and we keep each other entertained through workouts and long runs.”

My favorite place to run in New York City is Central Park. The energy created by so many people exercising outdoors in one centralized location is exciting. The Manasquan Reservoir and the Columbia Trail in New Jersey are also great places, because they are quiet, beautiful, hidden treasures amongst busy life.”

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