Elinor Purrier is running the distance to gold.
The Vermont native turned heads at the U.S. Track and Field Olympic trails in July after breaking a 32-year-old record to land her a spot on Team USA. The dairy farmer turned international track star will make her Olympic debut in Tokyo this summer. Purrier broke another record last February after shattering a 37-year-old record for the fastest U.S. women’s indoor mile.
How will the record-breaking track star place in the Tokyo Games? We can’t wait to watch and find out!
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