Nikki Hiltz & Emma Gee

Ali on the Run Show Episode 476: Love on the Run with Nikki Hiltz & Emma Gee

Photo by Sam Cahoon

“Emma was my calm within the storm.”

It’s the second day of Love on the Run Week, and today we’re joined by Nikki Hiltz and Emma Gee. Nikki is a professional runner specializing in the 1500 meters, and Emma was a standout collegiate runner at Brigham Young University and Temple University. Together, they’re a total dream team, and they’re incredible advocates for the LGBTQ+ community. (Run the Pride 5K!) Last year, Nikki came out as transgender nonbinary, telling the world, “The best way I can explain my gender is as fluid.” Nikki’s pronouns are they/them; Emma’s pronouns are she/her. Nikki and Emma are wise and introspective, and they love self-discovery. On this episode, they talk about how they met (for the first time in a town called Hurricane!), why they fell in love, and what their relationship has been like. They talk about the good and bad sides of using their voices, and Nikki offers some sponsorship updates.

SPONSOR: UCAN — Go to and use code ALI for 20% off your next UCAN order.

For more, check out:

Nikki Hiltz on Episode 294 of the Ali on the Run Show

Nikki Hiltz on Episode 170 of the Ali on the Run Show

Emma Gee on Episode 309 of the Ali on the Run Show

The Queer Athlete podcast

Myers-Briggs test (I’m ESFJ — The Consul!)

The 5 Love Languages (I’m words of affirmation!)

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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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