Joanna Stephens’ dream of making the Olympics started when she was only 6 years old. Through life’s ups and down, she runs her course. Her dreams don’t quit!
Tune in to the 28th episode of the A to Z Running Podcast to hear Olympic Trials Marathoner Joanna Stephens of Gazelle Elite Racing share her running story.
(Joanna was also in a 1-minute segment of podcast episode 23 which included 9 Olympic Trials Marathoners.)
The World of Running
- Runnerspace‘s Tuesday Tip with Mike Smith about healthy running relationships.
- That’s it, this time, but we’ve got more for next time!
Main Topic: Her Dreams Don’t Quit with Joanna Stephens
Joanna Stephens is a professional runner with Gazelle Elite Racing currently training in West Michigan.
Joanna qualified for and competed in the 2020 US Olympic Trials Marathon. She qualified with a 1st place finish at the 2019 Bayshore Marathon.
5K – 16:26
3K – 9:38
Half Marathon – 1:14:56
25K – 1:33:29
Marathon – 2:43:47
As promised in the episode, Joanna and Austin’s couple workout! Check it out! (Listen to the episode for context.)
Joanna’s favorite quote/saying:
“But those who hope in the Lord
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.”
– Isaiah 40:31, NIV
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