Veronica Jackson & Alex Bernardi

Ali on the Run Show Episode 214: Veronica Jackson & Alex Bernardi Recap the 2020 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials

“This showed me I can make more dreams — because apparently they come true!” —Veronica Jackson

Last week, we heard from U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon qualifiers, friends, and former training partners Veronica Jackson and Alex Bernardi. This week, they’re back to recap their respective races in Atlanta. (Spoiler: Veronica finished 63rd and Alex ran a personal best!)

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What you’ll get on this episode:

  • How Veronica and Alex were feeling three days after running the Trials (2:30)
  • Breaking down the early miles of the race (7:25)
  • On the crowds and the spectators (13:45)
  • Alex and Veronica talk about what it was like seeing each other during the race (20:10)
  • Veronica talks about experiencing pre-race anxiety the day before the race (24:00)
  • What it was really like being in Atlanta (32:25)

What we mention on this episode:

Veronica on Alex on Episode 211 of the Ali on the Run Show

Atlanta Track Club

Kaitlin Goodman on Episode 160 of the Ali on the Run Show

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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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