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Raleigh Relays: Then and Now with Tristin Van Ord

Raleigh Relays weekend is finally upon us! As the biggest race on the east coast, this weekend is something that collegiate & post collegiate track athletes mark their calendars for well in advance. In 2017 one of our athletes, Tristin Van Ord, set a 10k PR as an App State standout. This year, she is lacing up but in an entirely new environment, as a post-collegiate elite athlete on the Raleigh Distance Project. So what's in store for Tristin this weekend? Read on for Tristin's thoughts as she heads into her first big race of the season at Raleigh Relays

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Our story has been much like “defining the relationship,” or finally making a relationship that has been around for awhile, “Facebook official.” 

We - Andie, Erin, Sammy, Sarah, Rita, and Tristin, are the Raleigh Distance Project. Our mission is to bring elite running to Raleigh, creating an opportunity for collegiate and post-collegiate runners to continue pursuing their full potential in training and competition. As we move within striking distance of qualifying for Olympic Trials, US Teams, and prestigious US road marathons, we want our community to come with us. Through our personal success and improvement, we believe we will have the credibility to fulfill our other passion: to get all runners in the Triangle area excited about their own running too, one person at a time.

Read on to see how it all started.

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