Catching up with Olympic Hopeful: Lea Wallace


Name: Lea Wallace
Age: 27

Best events and PR’s:
800m – 2:00.1
1500m – 4:09.3

Favorite place to run in the Sacramento area: American River Trail

Favorite place to eat after a run: Bacon and Butter

Favorite movie or book: Lion King

Who is your greatest inspiration and why? My adoptive parents because of their selflessness.

First Olympic memory: My first Olympic memory is watching Dominique Dawes and the “Magnificent Seven” win gold at the 1996 Summer Olympic Games.

If Hollywood made a movie about your life, whom would you like to see play the lead role? Maya Rudolph

If you were stuck on an island and could only bring 1 person, what would you bring? I would bring Danielle Domenicelli and a corn dog.

If there was a #tashtag that best describes you, what would it be? #bighairdontcare

What is your guilty pleasure? Chocolate. In any form.

If you were not a runner, what would you aspire to be? A teacher

What running accessory could you not live without? My Trigger Point Foam roller! It goes everywhere with me.

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