Kamilah Journét

Ali on the Run Show Episode 323: Kamilah Journét, Tracksmith Marketing Manager

“The idea that someone would try to take me down a notch really just adds fuel to my fire.”

Last week, Outside magazine published a piece called “Tracksmith Made Running Culture Something You Can Buy.” On this episode, the ever-inspiring Kamilah Journét — who is both a 4:51 miler and Tracksmith’s marketing manager — is here to offer her response to that piece. Plus, Kamilah talks about running collegiately at UC San Diego, and reflects on times when she didn’t love running. She talks about rediscovering her love for running (pro tip: her love returned when she made it about something bigger than herself!), and about the role running plays in her life right now. Before coming to Tracksmith, Kamilah worked at Hoka One One and Patagonia, so she also offers her take on how running and outdoor brands are approaching diversity, equity, and inclusion in 2021, and whether she sees progress being made in the industry.

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What you’ll get on this episode:

  • Kamilah’s reaction to that Outside magazine piece (4:45)
  • All about the Tracksmith Fellowship (19:15)
  • On women supporting women in the industry (23:30)
  • The role running plays in Kamilah’s life right now (30:00)
  • Where Kamilah’s competitive side came from, and how running has evolved for her over the years (35:20)
  • On working in the running and outdoor industries (43:30)

What we mention on this episode:

Your Black Teammate

Kamilah’s Instagram response to Outside magazine’s piece

Tracksmith Fellowship

Dinée Dorame on Episode 239 of the Ali on the Run Show

Lee Glandorf on Episode 240 of the Ali on the Run Show

Veronica Jackson on Episode 211 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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