THE LANGUAGE OF RUNNING
with Obsie Birru
Cover Photo Credit: Atlanta Track Club
Obsie Birru is an elite runner with many accolades and a big heart. Obsie connects well with others through the sport and explains that running is a “language.” It is inclusive crossing many barriers. In this episode of the A to Z Running Podcast, Obsie challenges us to examine what we are doing with the gift of running besides achievement.
College: Grand View College
Currently training in Arizona
Running is a language.
Have you ever thought of running as a language? There is an understanding, a connection that happens while running in stride with another person. When Obsie first moved to the US when she was 12 she found others who spoke the language of running too. She then developed friendships, strong coach connections, and even mentorship and coaching of children.
Obsie works with Girls on the Run and other youth programs. She is also participates in ChildServe which supports children with special needs. You can join on June 13 for your choice of a 5k and mile virtual race. You can run, walk, push your kids, whatever way you would like to participate. Here is the link.
Related: Check out another of Obsie’s A to Z Running Podcast contributions in episode 24 with 2020 Olympic Trials contenders.