Why do you run?

Michelle Grant, Staff Reporter

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What’s the deal with people running VOLUNTARILY for miles on their own? This seems like a big question everyone has for long-distance runners. Here’s a quick insight on what distance track runners have to say about the reason they run.

Jackie Hensley, Junior. Events: 3200, 1600, and 800 meters. “I run because I’m bad at all other sports. I also get free food.”

Patrick Malone, Junior. Events: 3200, 1600, and 800 meters. “I run to compete. I’m good at it, and I really like winning. I win a lot, for the most part.”

Maddie Showers, Junior. Events: 1600 and 800 meters. “I run because it’s a constant challenge and it’s something to put effort into. Whenever I’m done, I feel awesome.”

Ellie Plume, Freshman. Events: 3200, 1600, and 800 meters. “I run because I really like the team and it’s just kind of nice to go out and run and bond with other people [on the team].”