Nick is not only a stupid-fast track runner and smart entrepreneur, he’s an advocate for his sport. His passion to create a thriving and exciting arena for he and his fellow athletes to compete in (by tackling issues such as sponsorship rules, branding restrictions, and declining participation) is as admirable as his World Championships medal. We also love knowing we can easily find him out fishing, hiking, or paddling when he’s not on the track.
Do you believe in astrology?
Proudest accomplishment, professional:
World Silver medal at 2013 IAAF World Championships
Proudest accomplishment, non-pro:
What mantra keeps you going when the going gets tough:
Running sure beats a 9-5
Favorite Place in the US:
Pacific Northwest, but only when it’s not raining
What’d you want to be when you grew up?
Anything else you want the people to know?
As soon as I retire from running I will begin working towards climbing the 7 summits (tallest mountain on each continent)
2x Olympian, 800m (2008, 2012)
World Silver Medalist 800m (2013)
5x USA 800m Outdoor Champion
7x NCAA Champion
Former Beer Mile World Record Holder
Run Gum Founder