165. Sabrina de la Cruz, of Angel City Elite, Is On A Mission To Increase BIPOC Representation In Running & Inspire A Younger Generation to Get Moving
Sabrina de la Cruz is on a mission to increase BIPOC representation in the running community. She is a professional runner and one of the founders of the running team, Angel City Elite, a women’s distance running team based out of Los Angeles. The group was founded by friends united by their love for running, competing, and representing their respective roots. Set into motion after the 2020 Marathon Olympic Trials as a collaborative effort of female elite runners looking to make a statement of representation in the running community while chasing both their athletic and personal potentials, Angel City Elite was officially founded in 2021 in affiliation with Brooks Running
On this episode of Marni on the Move, Sabrina and I sync up about where her running journey began, and how growing up in the Mexican culture gave her a unique perspective on the sport. Sabrina chats with me about her biggest role models in female athletics, and her experiences as a woman of color in the predominantly white running world. She shares her vision and inspiration behind Angel City Elite, as well as what drew her to work with Brooks Running.
Sabrina also talks about balancing professional running with her full-time job as a case worker. She also shares the workouts, routines, and music that keep her motivated in training and racing.
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