Episode 468: Olivia Baker – Pro Runner for Atlanta Track Club and Adidas

Olivia Baker is on the show today! Olivia runs with the Atlanta Track Club and is sponsored by Adidas. She is an 800m runner and last year in 2022 she made her first World Championships. She has a PR of 1:58 in the 800m.

Some big news just broke about the Atlanta Track Club about coaches Amy and Andrew moving on. So the club is looking for a new coach and Olivia talks a lot about this transition period in this episode and what her coaches mean to her.

In this episode, we talk about how she was accepted to medical school but decided to defer to chase her professional running dreams.

Photo credit: Kevin Morris (@Kevmofoto on IG)

What we talked about:

5:30- Olivia’s season so far and the foot injury that she has battled this season

11:30- The current coaching change with the Atlanta Track Club

19:40- Looking at the Olympic year ahead

22:50- Keeping calm in races

24:50- Training for the 800m

28:00- Olivia’s start in the sport

33:30- Deciding to run for Stanford University and plans post-college

46:10- Her sponsorship with Adidas

47:05- How she decided to train with the Atlanta Track Club

55:40- End of podcast questions

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