Carrie Tollefson

Hometown: Dawson, Minnesota, USA
Date of Birth: January 18, 1977


• She won 13 state championships in high school in track and cross country.

• She attended Villanova University in Pennsylvania, where she was a 12-time All-American, 10-time Big East Champion (a competition between the best athletic teams in the Eastern United States), and a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Cross Country Champion team, a team made up of the best cross-country runners in the country.

• She participated in the 2008 Beijing Olympics in the 1500m event. (1500m is a little under one mile.)

Fun Facts:

• She currently works as a TV/Radio Broadcaster

• She runs a summer training camp for children and enjoys travelling around and speaking to children about the importance of confidence and perseverance.

Quote: “There was just once in my race where I said to myself, 'I'm running in the Olympics.' I'm usually so focused, but on the third lap of my first race, I was running well, I felt good, I said to myself, 'Oh my gosh, I'm running in the Olympics.' I think you have to soak that stuff up when it happens,” about running the Beijing Olympics.

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