Kaela Edwards is an 800 meter runner we all need to be watching! She runs for Adidas and opened her season this year with her fastest opener yet in a time of 2:03. She has an 800 meter PR of 1:59:68.
Kaela ran for Oklahoma State University and was a 5 time All-American, she holds the school record in the 1000m, 1500m, & 1 mile and became a National champion in the 1500 her junior year. She competed at the 2016 Olympic trials and finished 20th in the 800m.
Kaela ran with Joe Bosshard’s group in Boulder after first going Pro and is now coached by her boyfriend Chad Noelle who also ran for Oklahoma State. In this conversation we get to hear about that coaching transition and why it happened, along with her path to blossoming as an 800 meter runner that is now a favorite to in fact make the Olympic team when that happens.
We had this conversation before everything shut down due to the Covid pandemic so know that some of our conversation might sound weird because we talked as if the Olympic trials and the Olympic might still happen this year. It’s still a great conversation and a great way to get to know Kaela!!
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