Experience, steady progress, and consistency deliver a strong race and new PR for Alexina Teubel.
After a month’s long hiatus in 2022 due to a sacral stress fracture—the first major injury of her long running career—Alexina, Alex, Teubel is back and racing better than ever. Teubel has focused on the 3000-meter steeplechase for several years, earning her way into the 2021 Olympic Trails finals. But now she’s refocusing on the 1500 and its close cousin, the mile.
The USATF One-Mile Road National Championship was Teubel’s 2023 season opener and revealed that the 29-year-old pro runner and running coach—for her alma mater, the University of Northern Iowa—hasn’t lost a step. In a deeply competitive field, she ran smart and threw down, battling to the line in an extremely close finish. Teubel walked away with a new PR—that after a significant PR here last year, which landed her on the podium.
Hear how the race went down from Teubel’s perspective and get some insight into how Teubel got to where she is today. How she’s set up a pro running career that continues to work for her. As she mentions, even after years of competitive racing, she just keeps getting better.
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