THE ATHLETES

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ANNA WEST

The fastest woman in Railroad history, Anna holds our team records in every event she's contested. Her secret? Local cold brew coffee and sour gummy worms. (We're not kidding). She's on a mission to be one the of fastest women in America, and we're not betting against her.  Follow her @amwest713

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ALLEN SUMRALL

Constitutional scholar by day, stud athlete by night, Allen has more degrees than we can count, but still reps Railroad in some of the fastest races in the country. If he's not out for a run, he's probably critiquing your grammar. A member of our Austin Elite group, follow him @allensumrall

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CASSIDY HEATON

Keep your eyes on this one! Since joining Railroad, Cass has won the North Carolina 5k title, several regional races, crushed nearly all of her PR's, and has quickly become one of the fastest women in the southeast. The only one we know able to keep up with her energy is her dog Chance! Based out of Durham, NC, follow her @smiles_over_miles

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MICHAELA REINHART

50% smiles, 50% speed, this Kentucky gal joins Railroad after a standout career at Duke. She's excited to chase postcollegiate goals, particularly on the Track, but has been a great addition to our XC team. Based out of Durham, NC, follw her @michaelacreinhart

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EMMA ALLISON

Cross a Georgia peach with a hiking hippie and you've got the dedicated and passionate Emma Allison.  Since joining RR, she's dropped her best 5k from 20+ minutes to 18:47 and, despite balancing training with Duke Law, she's still getting better all the time.  Based out of Durham, NC follow her @live_think_run

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SCOTT BEARDSLEY

A trail junkie, bearded hunkie, The Beard is an artist in the office and a grinder on the trails. Since joining RR, he's successfully achieved his goal of sub-20 in the 5k and his times are still dropping. A prolific racer, look for him on the podium of any GA trail race.  Based out of Alpharetta, GA, follow him @scottie_beards

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LIAM COLLINS

By day, Liam is a PhD student researching Electrical and Computer Engineering. But by morning and night, you can find him logging more miles than anyone else on the Railroad team (take that, Allen). Based out of Austin, Liam is way too cool for Instagram.

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CHRISTIAN DANG

A proud back-of-the-pack runner, Christian runs more marathons than anyone you know, and all the other races too. Always sporting a smile no matter how many miles he's run, he's based out of Austin, TX, follow him @danged_up

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ELI DECKER

A Northeastern transplant, Eli brings a quintessential DIII attitude to running: consistent, determined, but never taking himself too seriously. With extraordinary range from the mile to the marathon, Eli trains with our Austin Elite group. Follow him @eli.decker

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KEILI DORN

The NAIA 5k Champion, Keili brings a winning mentality to the already competitive Austin team. She's already an expert on the track, but will test her skill on the roads this season. Based near Austin, TX, follow her @runwithkeiii

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BRANDON EDWARDS-MUNTER

Better known as the Track Fox, Brandon's Bronx roots bring a contagious passion for the community aspect of the sport. Now based out of Austin, TX you can follow him @track_fox

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STEVEN GROUSNICK

Few folks love track quite like Steven. A stalwart of the Austin, TX running scene, Steven is seeking to make his return to prominence in the local 800/1500m circuit, but don't be surprised to see him at the front of some shorter road races soon as well! Follow him @steve.g.guy

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TAYLOR HADLEY

High School tennis star turned collegiate distance runner, Taylor Hadley brings a fresh perspective and untapped potential to Railroad. Based out of Youngstown, Ohio follow her on IG at _tayylorrrrr

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LAURA HAM

Laura's love for running is electric. A true long-distance runner, Laura is eyeing goals in the half and full marathon. Her patience, drive, and consistency epitomize the Railroad mindset and we cannot wait to see what she accomplishes. Based out of Dallas, TX, follow her @laura__ham

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CAROLINE HORTON

Caro takes Railroad international! After attending Furman with Coach Hayden, Caroline became Railroad's first athlete. Now, she is representing Team Choo Choo in long distance races in Israel where she resides with her husband Jack. Yea, Israel. Follow her @carohorton1212

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MELANIE HUSSEY

Always smiling, always eager to race, Melanie joined Railroad feeling like she was in a never-ending injury cycle. Now she's healthy, getting faster every week, and is poised to make some noise in early 2023. She’s the only one we know who can keep up with Cassidy (other than Chance, of course) based out of Durham, NC follow her on IG at @melaniehussey

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LAUREN OHLER

A Houston, TX native, this woman is no stranger to the Texas heat. Tough as nails and ready for any distance, she'll be tearing up the Austin racing scene before you know it. Based out of Austin, follow her journey TX @lodawgohler

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GRACE MARMARAS

After tearing her meniscus in August 2019, Grace saw Railroad as an opportunity to come back better than ever. Since joining, she's improved her PR's in everything from the 5k to the half marathon and she's getting stronger every week. Based out of D.C., follow her @grace_v_m44

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EJ PORRAS

Despite being the unofficial team freshman, EJ brings to Railroad the patience and consistency necessary for success at the highest levels. He's a born distance runner and is unafraid of any distance, catch him on the roads and the track! Follow him @ej.porras (even if he never posts)

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SAMMY O

Well-rounded is an understatement. This CrossFit aficionado can walk on her hands and race any distance you'd like. She's already earned several PR's since joining Railroad and is still getting better every race! The sky's the limit for this Austin, Texas native. Follow her @_sammy.o

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CHRISTIAN SCHAAF

Christian is the Railroad prototype: DIII graduate, no scholarship, no national championship, no excuses. He ran faster each year of college and sees no reason to stop now. Watch out for him on the trackk this Spring! Based out of Philadelphia, PA, follow him @cschaaf1999

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ALEC SCHEERER

A steely veteran on the elite running scene, Alec joins Railroad with a consistent record of superb endurance racing. With some speed work and a little bit of fine tuning, we think he’s poised to set PBs that will turn heads. Based out of Huntersville, NC follow him at alecscheerer_eliterunning.

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HEATHER STONE

Hardworking, with an invincible positive attitude, Heather's repped Railroad throughout the Texas road running scene as she continues her postcollegiate running career around a busy career. Based out of Dallas, follow her @heathergrace23

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TAYLOR SMITH

You don't often see a pole vaulter switch to distance running, but so far, the results have been excellent. Taylor has joined our Austin Elite group with a growth-mindset and positive attitude, we're excited to have him on the team. Follow him @tayloraubreysmith

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BRADEN VIDEON

An avid cyclist and gym rat, Braden joins Railroad for a half marathon this Spring. After sustaining an injury while following an online plan, he's opted for an individualized approach to keep him healthy and moving.  Based out of Charlotte, NC, follow him @bvideon

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BRODY WOOTEN

Railroad's youngest member doesn't lack for speed, strength, or ambition. He quickly made an impact on his HS XC team as the team's #1 runner as a freshman, breaking 18 as well, but the best is still yet to come. Based out of Hoschton, GA, follow him @beastkidfitness