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Feb 16, 2020

In this episode, we stay with team NAZ Elite and interview Stephanie (Steph) Bruce. Not all superheroes wear capes and Steph Bruce is an example of that. You already know that she is fast (at both the marathon and 10K distances), but did you know that she's also a running coach, co-founder of Picky Bars, mom of two, and of course, advocate for women in sport and clean sport.

In this interview, Shanna and Chris interview Steph, and we cover a wide range of topics. She discusses her running journey including the gut-wrenching turning point that transformed her from disinterested high school runner into the person that would become a committed champion. She talks about the moments and people that would have pushed others to quit and why she refused to do so. 

She talks about her first experience running against an athlete who would later be busted for doping and provides an interesting perspective on why the shoe debate matters and why it can be hard for others to understand that.

More than the stories and anecdotes, you learn that Steph's bright light comes from her raging fire of determination inside. She doesn't necessarily have a top seed in the Olympic Trials field by time, but you can guarantee that her hard work and fierce determination will make her a force to be reckoned with on February 29th in Atlanta. Go Steph go!