Professional woman runner racing the steeplechase

Madie Boreman is a professional steeplechaser for Oiselle, and last year, 2023, in her very first season as a pro, she established herself as a racer to watch. Getting to this point, however, has been full of many ups and downs. In this episode Boreman shares the fascinating story of transitioning from collegiate racing to the professional ranks.

Boreman has had a talent and love of running and racing since childhood. In college, she raced for the powerhouse NCAA track and field team at CU Boulder, and as a freshman she had a stellar year. But injuries plagued her thereafter in her collegiate career. Despite that, Boreman continued to perform well, and more importantly, she knew she had more to give. She could feel it.

Boreman also has a well developed ability to turn disappointment into a future asset, so while success does fuel her confidence, disappointment fuels her determination.

So despite a vote of no confidence from CU Boulder coaches about her prospects as a pro after graduation, Boreman followed her intuition and went for it. Boreman bet on herself that she could indeed race with the best in the professional ranks. She built a strong and supportive network around herself, notably with agent Isaya Okwiya and coach Juli Benson, and last year, in 2023, she began to put in the performances she knew she was capable of. And that, it appears, is only the beginning.

Step by step, Madie Boreman is developing into a top steeplechaser, now with national and international experience. And her momentum is building to the biggest day on the 2024 race calendar: the US Olympic Trials happening June 21–30.

This is the story of a young champion on the rise. Get ready to cheer her on.

Keep Up with Madie Boreman

Instagram: @boredmadie

Learn more about Boreman at Oiselle.com: www.oiselle.com/pages/madie-boreman

Mentioned in this Episode

Cindy Kuzma article for Runner’s World about CU Boulder Track and Field Program: runnersworld.com/news/a44272887/colorado-investigation-finds-body-composition-testing-harmed-athletes

Oiselle: oiselle.com

Photo Credits

Kevin Majano

Instagram: @captured_kev

Music Credits

Cormac O’Regan, of Playtoh

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