130. Nia Akins, Professional Runner, On Going From UPenn, NCAA and a BSN To Brooks Beasts Track Club and Olympic Goals

Nia Akins is a 2020 University of Pennsylvania Nursing School Graduate, an NCAA Runner with a 2:01:71 PR for the 800 Meter distance, and now, a professional runner and for Brooks Running on track for the Olympics with the  Brooks Beast Team.

We sync up about what it was like being in her senior year of college during COVID Times- as a student and an NCAA athlete, virtual graduation, the races and Olympics she was looking forward to and how she has kept moving, and training on her own before joining the Brooks Beasts. Nia she shares the difference between college and pro running, how she handled tough career choices, and she offers a glimpse into a personal essay she wrote this summer for Runners World, which I highly recommend you read.   Nia also talks about how much she loves her teammates and is so happy to be training with this terrific group of athletes!

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