THE ATHLETES

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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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RACHEL BAPTISTA

An elite marathoner, Rachel took some time off to give birth to the world's youngest Justin Beiber fan. Now she's back and building up to chase nothing less than Olympic Dreams. A part of our Austin Elite group, follow her @rayybap

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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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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 too 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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JOSIE MCGEE HYNES

The better half of our favorite Carolina couple, Josie's energy for running is electric. For now, her focus is on "growing a tiny human," but it won't be long until she's tearing up the track once again, focusing on the steeplechase. Based out of Greensboro NC, follow her @dog_mom8725

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EWAN HYNES

Part 2 of 2 of our favorite Carolina couple, Ewan competed for UNCG's XC/TF teams and believes his best races are in front of him. So do we. He's nailed the "One Step At A Time" mentality and we expect he'll get back to racing Winter of 2021-2022. Based out of Greensboro, NC, follow him @hynes.ewan

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NICOLE MACKEY

Registered Dietitian. Certified Pace Pusher. Nicole has absolutely zero chill. If you need a recovery day running buddy, this is not your girl. Incumbents beware, this December she makes her marathon debut and she won't take prisoners. Straight outta Palo Alto, CA you can follow her @nicole5000m & her nutrition account @compeat_with_passion

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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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MARY BRADLEY "MB" PAZDAN

The first of the @gvillefittwins to join Railroad, MB’s positive and outgoing personality have been a great addition to the team. She joined Railroad with Coach Jen to target big improvements in the marathon. A first grade teacher in Charlotte, NC, you can follow MB @mbpazdan

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SUSANNAH PAZDAN

By joining RR, Susannah brings us the 2nd half of the famous @gvillefittwins. She seeks to add running to her cycling and lifting as she pursues lifetime health and wellness—but don't be surprised if she jumps into some races soon! Based out of Chapel Hill, NC, follow her @susannahpazdan

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EDDIE ROMERO

Texas tough, Eddie got into running during COVID and is already cranking out 70+ mile weeks like they're nothing. He'll be competing in his first race ever on Dec 5th in San Antonio: the Rock N' Roll Half MArathon. Watch out. Based out of Austin, TX, follow him @eddietx008

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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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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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MEGAN WAGENAAR

"Meg Wags" has been tearing up 800m races on the pro circuit for years, racing everywhere from Texas to her home country of Canada. Perhaps she'll dip her toes in some longer races this year as she builds up towards Track season for our Austin Elite squad. Follow her @megwag_runs

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ANNA WEST

This Baylor Bear turned Michigan Wolverine is back in Texas for her first job out of college. She'll be focusing on longer distance track and road events as the newest member of our Austin Elite team. Follow her @amwest713

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MEGAN ZANONE

Megan sets the example for patience and consistency. Both skills have allowed her to become one of the fastest women on the local trail series. Next up, she's targeting some fast 10ks and half marathons. Based out of Winder, GA, follow her @meganzanone