“Being at the Olympic Trials the past ten days…it could’ve gone so many ways but no matter what, the people I’m surrounded by…my partner, my family, my coach, my team. They have made all the difference.”
Rebecca Mehra is a professional track athlete running for the Oiselle Littlewing elite team based out of Bend, Oregon. Rebecca recently raced in both the 800m and 1500m at the U.S. Olympic Track Trials earlier this month. Although Rebecca’s journey in the 800m run ended in the semi-final round with a time of 2:01.33, she went on to run in the finals of the women’s 1500m, where she placed 11th overall with a time of 4:08.47. Prior to her professional career, Rebecca ran Division I Track at Stanford University where she was a 3-time All-American, finishing 6th at the 2017 NCAA Championships in the 1500m Run. Rebecca has also worked in policy affairs for several years and currently serves as the Special Assistant to the Mayor of Bend, OR. In this conversation, we recap her Olympic trials experience and we hear more about how her relationship to running has changed over time. She also tells us about injury setbacks and gives tips and advice for how to mentally and physically overcome injury.
Photo by Aisha McAdams.
In This Episode:
- Burn It All Down Podcast – Episode 208 “Olympics, Like it or Not”
- Rebecca Mehra – Oiselle Athlete Page
- Thaiphoon – Palo Alto, CA
- “Just Say Cheese: One of My Favorite Olympic Trials Post-Race Interviews Happened at the Local Grocery Store” by Erin Strout, WomensRunning.com, June 30, 2021
- Watch Rebecca’s 800m Semifinal Run – U.S. Olympic Trials
- Watch Rebecca’s 1500m Final Run – U.S. Olympic Trials
- MOBO Board
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Music by Jacob Shije (Santa Clara Pueblo, NM).
This podcast was made possible through the Tracksmith Fellowship Program.