Nell Rojas

Ali on the Run Show Episode 567: 26 Questions with Nell Rojas

“I went through a breakup and went straight for the guitar shop, hoping that would fix everything. Well. I played it once for about 10 minutes.”

In both 2021 and 2022, Boulder-based professional runner Nell Rojas was the highest-placing American woman at the Boston Marathon. Now, she’s ready to tackle the Big Apple: Nell is gearing up to make her TCS New York City Marathon debut next month. Today, she answers questions about how her training is going, why she wants to run NYC, how her boyfriend really feels about her “head-only altitude tent,” American Girl dolls (she’s an Addy; I’m an aspiring Samantha), how people react when they see her car, and so much more.

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For more from Nell, check out:

Nell Rojas on Episode 513 of the Ali on the Run Show

Nell Rojas & Hiruni Wijayaratne on Episode 484 of the Ali on the Run Show

Nell Rojas on Episode 434 of the Ali on the Run Show

Nell Rojas on Episode 431 of the Ali on the Run Show

Nell Rojas on Episode 229 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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