Sarah True

Ali on the Run Show Episode 190: Sarah True, Olympian & Ironman Triathlete

“One of the hardest conversations I ever had was to admit that I’d been struggling. And I no longer wanted to be alive.”

Sarah True is a professional triathlete and Olympian. On this episode, she honestly and vulnerably shares her story of competing at the 2016 Olympics in Rio, hitting rock bottom, and the intense emotional recovery that followed. She opens up about her history with mood disorders and depression, and talks about how stress affects her body and her performance. She also talks about the past two years competing at the Ironman distance, including a very good year followed by a challenging one.

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What you’ll get on this episode:

  • On diversity, inclusivity, privilege, and bias in sport (3:00)
  • Sarah reflects on her racing year (8:30)
  • Sarah talks about competing at the 2016 Olympics in Rio, and the emotional aftermath that followed (24:45)
  • Sarah talks about managing her depression, and what that looks like today (36:00)
  • How Sarah met her now-husband, fellow professional athlete Ben True (46:00)
  • What Sarah says are the universal struggles in sport (51:00)

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I’m the creator of the Ali on the Run blog and the host of the Ali on the Run Show podcast. I’m also a freelance writer and editor, a race announcer, a runner and marathoner, a mom, and a huge fan of Peanut M&Ms, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (way better than the first one!), and reliving my glory days as a competition dancer in the early 2000s. I’m really happy you’re here.
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