The difference between being first place and last is more in the hard work then in the gift-Alexi Pappas  What would it be like to not only meet the President, but be brave enough to disagree with him-this week, Nike Runner Alexi Pappas shares her experience disagreeing with the President. As well, Alexi and Hadley discuss film making, diet, and the virtues of twitter.
good thing i didn’t accomplish all my goals yet because then what would i do tomorrow. -AP

Alexi is an avid tweeter and her thoughts can be  found @alexipappas.

Alexi Pappas graduated magna cum laude from Dartmouth College before running off to compete in the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials in Eugene. Alexi then joined the Ducks as a University of Oregon fifth-year student, helping lead the team to two NCAA championships in 2012 and 2013. She currently runs professionally for the Nike Oregon Track Club Elite in Eugene, Oregon, with her eyes on 2016 Olympics in the 10,000 meters.

Alexi is also a writer, filmmaker, and actress. She co-wrote the script for the award-winning feature film Tall as the Baobab Tree, and is currently finishing her second film,Tracktown. Alexi was a Top 9 Nominee for the 2012 NCAA Woman of the Year Award, and is also a graduate of the UCB Theater improv program in LA/New York City.

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