Alexi Pappas does many things well— she runs professionally for the Nike Oregon Track Club Elite, writes, creates films, and inspires fans everywhere with a hard-working, light-hearted flare. She competed at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials in Eugene after competing for Dartmouth College during her undergraduate career and the University of Oregon for her fifth year of eligibility. Alexi credits her success mostly to hard work, lots of sleep and an attitude of perseverance, especially in her blog post about meeting the President! Though she competed at the Olympic Trials in 2012 in the 3000m Steeple Chase, she's since proven herself to be a contender in longer distances on the track, and road races as well. One of her favorite hard workouts? Intervals on the trails!