Emily Page

"I started running about 12 years ago after a back injury forced me to quit competitive gymnastics, my first athletic love. Desperate for another physical outlet, I joined the small track team at my middle school. I was one of the only kids willing to run the longer distances and I was pretty good at it! In high school I joined the cross country and track teams and fell even more in love with running. I ran varsity cross country and distance track all four years. I decided not to run competitively in college to focus on academics. My college transition was rougher than I expected, and I nearly dropped out my sophomore year after struggling with the traumatic aftermath of an abusive relationship. Running became more difficult, but it was one of the only things that made me feel better physically and emotionally. I persevered, ran my first half marathon, and graduated from The University of Arizona in 2017. Last year I ran my first 50-mile ultramarathon. I have met the kindest, most inspiring people through running, including my Tucson Fleet Feet family. Sometimes the best thing you can do in life is lace up your favorite running shoes (Yay, Clifton!), get out the door, and keep putting one foot in front of the other." – HOKA ONE ONE fan Emily Page from Fleet Feet Tucson, AZ #humansofHOKA

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