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becki spellman

Hilliard, OH

haute volée Since: 2015

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born 8/17/1983
hometown hilliard, ohio

 

 

 

What is your favorite quote that guides, inspires, or embodies your training/racing/life?
"What would you do if you knew you could not fail?"

What was your favorite sport in middle school?
Gymnastics, I wanted to pour my heart into being incredible at something and the things I read and watched about gymnasts showed the day in, day out hard work to achieve their goals. I kinda wasn't good at it...at all. But I found something I could pour my heart into the same way!  

Can you share your first sports bra experience?
K-mart all white hand me downs from my sister. I had 2 and I ran in them until the holes were too obvious. 

What is your absolutely favorite piece of #flystyle and why?
Lesko bra, I don't notice anything about it. Fits perfect. I smile when I have clean ones!   

If you could give one piece of advice to a 12 year old girl, what would it be? 
Your dreams exist for a reason. That gut feeling that you can do something incredible is real. Chase your goals even if everyone says they are crazy. Be a student of what it takes to achieve your goals. You are good enough. 

Tell us about your favorite place you have ever traveled to:
Ecuador. I lived and worked in small communities within Quito and seeing the way they supported one another was awe inspiring. I love people even more than I love running! 

What alternative career do you fantasize about?
I'm truly living my dream being able to make running a priority, but I would enjoy a career in psychology.  

What is your superpower?  
I don't know when to quit. I've heard it's a blessing and a curse?!? Haha. But seriously, I'm not afraid of working hard and that's been huge in many aspects of my life.

becki's personal records

5k 16:44
10k 34:46
13.1 1:16:05
26.2 2:40:17

 

racing highlights

2016 - USATF Olympic Trials Marathon Finisher
2015 - Columbus Marathon - 4th - 2:44:44 (OTQ)
2011 - Akron Marathon - 1st - 2:45:56
2009 - Twin Cities Marathon/USA Championship - 13th  - 2:40:17 (OTQ)
2008 - Austin Marathon - 2nd - 2:43:43 (OTQ)

 

photo credit: www.kevmofoto.com