We are so lucky to have such a fun and talented staff here at 26.2, we decided it's worth some spotlighting! Plus, we want to make sure you know we're all running nerds just like you are! And to reassure you that we know what we're talking about because, let's face it, we've had those injuries, run in those shoes, competed in that race, etc...
So, to kick off our staff spotlights, we are pleased in introduce...drumroll...Alden Bahr! Alden was the winner of the Freedom Run 10k on July 5th, in Provo. He won the race in a time of 31:52, finishing 23 seconds ahead of the rest of the field. Way to go Alden!
A Provo native, Alden ran for Mountain View High School, and even garnered a State Championships team title while he was there. He competed a year and a half for Brigham Young University, (and was named Freshman of the Year in the Mountain West Conference), before serving in the New York, New York South mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He returned to BYU's team last year, placing top ten in the Cross Country MWC Championships, and helped the men's team take 17th place at NCAA Cross Country Nationals. He also made the NCAA Track and Field Regional meet in May, competing in the 10k.
Alden is majoring in Spanish and has plans to go to medical school after graduation.
You can find Alden working hard in the 26.2 Provo store, or running around town, of course. Keep up the good work Alden!