Episode 225: Natosha Rogers
Natosha Rogers recently won the USATF Cross Country championships and is on a big time comeback! After a couple of breaks from Professional running, she is dedicated to make things happen.
Natosha recently signed with the Hansons Brooks distance group and is training under the Hansons. A little bit about Natosha’s story- in 2012 she won the NCAA title in the 10K and went on to place 2nd in the Olympic Trials that year. Unable to run on the team due to not having the standard, she missed the Olympic dream that year. After taking a break post college, she went on to run for New Balance and had a really great year in 2017, winning the USATF Half Marathon championships and ran a personal record of 15:08 in the 5K.
She took another break in 2018 after an injury and PRP injection on her knees that didn’t go as planned. At that point she wasn’t sure she’d be coming back to running professionally, she took a solo trip to Thailand that I am so inspired by and was working a corporate job until this past year.
When the Hansons showed interest she decided to look into it and now she’s in a happy place chasing big goals with her running, her coach and team. Natosha has had a ton of ups and downs with running and her hardships with the sport have fueled her to pursue her dreams even more. I can’t wait to see what she does in 2020 and beyond!
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