From the Farm to the World Championships with Elle St. Pierre

Listen in this week as I, your host Carrie, interview Elle St. Pierre, an absolutely remarkable Olympian who has recently etched her name in the annals of track and field history!

Elle, fresh off her gold medal victory at the 2024 World Athletic Indoor Games in Scotland, takes us on a riveting journey through her incredible career. From representing the United States at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo to her triumphant return to the track after embracing motherhood, Elie shares the highs, the lows, and everything in between.

In this heartfelt interview, Elie opens up about the challenges of balancing training with motherhood and the unwavering support of her family. She reflects on her humble beginnings on a farm, where she discovered her love for sports, and how those roots continue to ground her amidst the whirlwind of elite competition.

This episode isn’t just about medals and records, though; it’s about resilience, determination, and the power of pursuing your passion against all odds. Whether you’re a seasoned athlete, a sports enthusiast, or simply someone in need of inspiration, Elie’s story is sure to leave you feeling motivated and empowered!

In this episode:

[1:30] Elle feels great after her recent victory, though adjusting to normalcy has been emotional.

[3:00] Elle’s motivation soared post-pregnancy, Fueled by determination to defy those who doubted her, Elle’s motivation to return swiftly soared post-pregnancy.

[5:17] Elle reveals that inspiring kids and envisioning her son’s pride fuels her passion for running.

[6:55] Elle reflects on having grown up on a farm and how her sports journey blossomed, from basketball to track and cross-country.

[9:37] Growing up, sports were embraced without pressure in Elle’s family.

[12:56] Elle takes pride in always having stayed true to herself and being authentic.

[14:33] Balancing training with family support enhances Elle’s athletic performance and travel experiences.

[16:40] Elle expresses gratitude for having trained alongside dedicated teammate Emily Mackay, fostering mutual growth and support.

[18:31] Offering advice, Elle emphasizes the importance of supporting children, advocating for hard work, fun, and cherishing moments.

[20:08] Elle attributes her success to a strong work ethic and supportive coaches, despite limited resources.

[21:43] Elle addresses the challenges of traveling with kids for races, emphasizing the need for support, including childcare and financial aid.

[23:30] What other Olympian would Elle have on the show?

Links and Resources:

Agora Sports Network https://www.agorasportsnetwork.com

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