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MEET THE TEAM

 
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SABRINA DE LA CRUZ

"If you believe, you can achieve"

Favorite place to run in LA? Griffith Park. There are so many routes that you can run. Hills to work on strength, roads to work on speed, and flat trails for recovery.


Why did you start running? I decided to join my high school track team because I was inspired by an upper classman whom I wanted to be like. She was confident, beautiful, strong, and inspiring.


Where to find me when I’m not running? Hanging out with my family or spending time with my husband and cat, Pheidippides, watching Netflix and drinking boba. Outside of home, you’ll find me camping.


Favorite workout: Lots of mile repeats.


How I identify within BIPOC: Mexican-American

What is your favorite hot sauce? Tapatio

HIGHLIGHTS

CIM Marathon - 2:41:16 (2020 Olympic Trials Qualifier) 

Ventura Half Marathon - 1:14:33

Mt SAC Relays 5k - 16:30

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GRACE ZAMUDIO

"The Roads Are Always Open"

Favorite place to run in LA: Los Angeles is home to so many awesome trails. Any hilly course with a view is my favorite. One of my favorites is the Hollywood Sign run, on a clear day you can see DTLA and the ocean in one view.


Why did you start running? I decided to join a local youth team after running my first community 5k with my dad at age 10.


Where to find me when I’m not running: Either in a thrift store, on a trail with my hubby and dog, or on my couch with Netflix.


Favorite workout: 400 repeats or a successful progression that doesn’t end with me on the floor.


How I identify within BIPOC: Mexican-American.

Favorite Hot Sauce: Cholula

 

HIGHLIGHTS

Represented Team USA at ​2020 Pan Am XC Cup in Victoria, BC

Placed 5th at 2020 USATF Cross Country Championships

1:18:19 at the 2018 San Jose RnR Half Marathon

Has personal bests of 33:46 in the 10k and 16:10 in the 5k.

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GRACE GONZALES

"There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open." Jawaharlal Nehru

Favorite place to run in LA: Griffith Park


Why did you start running? Family, Community, Culture

Where to find me when I’m not running? Outdoors passing time and/or adventuring

Favorite workout: Long Tempos

Favorite Hot Sauce? Sriracha

What adversity have you overcome? Recently navigating several years of life with diplopia

Favorite LA sports team: LA Lakers

How I identify within BIPOC: Xicana/Mexica/Xictlaca

HIGHLIGHTS

2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - 2:47

2018 California International Marathon - 2:41

San Diego Holiday Half - 1:15

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VALERIE SANCHEZ

"You got this, girl"

Favorite place to run in LA: My all-time favorite place to run LA is Griffith Park! I love the roads for workout days, dirt trails for easy days, and rolling hills for moderate days!


Why did you start running? I started running when I was eight years old. I wanted to be like my older brother Jesse who was a runner at the time. He inspired me to become a runner.


Where to find me when I’m not running? You can find me spending quality time with my partner Juan and dog Simba at the parks and beaches.


Favorite Workout: Oh this is a hard one to pick! But I would say my favorite workout to crush are long tempos!


How I identify within BIPOC: I am third generation Mexican American.


Favorite LA sports team: The Los Angeles Lakers.

HIGHLIGHTS

2019 Indianapolis Monumental Half Marathon - 1:13:44 (5th place)

2019 R&R San Diego Half Marathon- 1:14:41 (6th place)

2018 Qualified for the 2020 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials in my Debut marathon at CIM- 2:42:38

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ANDREA GUERRA

“Andale, tu puedes”

Favorite place to run in LA: Griffith Park. 

Why did you start running? I gotta thank the 7th grade P.E mile for discovering my running talent. 


Where to find me when I’m not running? you can probably find me at Downtown Disney eating all the snacks or at some brewery drinking all the beers.


Favorite Workout: Long Tempos are definitely my favorite.

Favorite Hot Sauce: I don’t have a favorite hot sauce but I do love my moms green avocado salsa. Can’t go wrong with a bomb homemade salcita.

How I identify within BIPOC: Hecha en Acapulco. 

Favorite LA sports team: LA Lakers.

HIGHLIGHTS

Houston Marathon - 2:42:15 (Olympic Trials Qualifier)

Ventura Half Marathon - 1:14:43

5k - 16:52

10k - 35:25