Catching up with Olympic Hopeful:
Name: Alycia Cridebring
Best events and PR’s:
1500m – 4:16.76
5000m – 15:35.34
10,000m – 33:12.93
Favorite place to run in the Sacramento area: American River Parkway
Favorite place to eat after a run: Ettore’s Cafe
Favorite book: Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
Who is your greatest inspiration and why? My parents. They have always been supportive of whatever I chose to do and never pushed me in one direction or the other. When I chose running, I was confident that it was my own decision and that they would be there with me every step of the way.
Favorite Olympic memory: Watching the 5,000m finals at the 2012 London Olympics
If Hollywood made a movie about your life, whom would you like to see play the lead role? Jennifer Lawrence, because I love her personality.
If you were stuck on an island and could only bring 1 person, what would you bring? My best friend Jill, she’s been with me through thick and thin.
If there was a #tashtag that best describes you, what would it be? #runningoncoffee
What is your guilty pleasure? Hummus and pita chips, with Siracha.
If you were not a runner, what would you aspire to be? Environmental Scientist, it has always been my passion outside of running.
What running accessory could you not live without? My Garmin Watch and my Orb, to roll out with and I bring it with me everywhere!
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