Prior to Saturday's U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Marathon in Los Angeles we caught up with Alex Cadicamo, 27, of Shrub Oak, N.Y. to learn more about her running, how she felt when she learned she had qualified for the Trials, and her life beyond running; including, who she would most like to have lunch with, her role model, her favorite athlete, and something a bit unique about herself.  Also learn how she went from missing the qualifying time by 1 second to learning she had qualified when the standards were modified in December.
 
This will be Alex’s first Olympic Trials.  
 
So let's GET TO KNOW Alex a bit better......

How did you start running?
My dad convinced me to sign up for track in 8th grade and I’ve been running ever since.

Where did you qualify for the Trials?
2015 California International Marathon, 2:43:35
 
Tell us about the point you realized you had  qualified for the Trials and how it felt: 
I found out after CIM and couldn’t have been more excited to be given the opportunity to participate and be “swept” in with the adjusted standards
 
High School: 
Hackley School, 2006
 
High School Best Times: 
1600m: 5:15
3200m: 11:04 
 
High School Highlights:
Breaking my school record in the 3200m and running the 3000m at Penn Relays my senior year
 
College:
Yale, 2010
 
College Best Times: 
1 mile:    4:58
3000m: 9:33
5000m  16:40
 
College Highlights: 
Running my 9:33 at indoor ECACs my senior year (it was a 15 second PR) and qualifying for the NCAA East regionals in the 5000m my senior year
 
Club/Sponsor: 
NYAC
 
Current Coach: 
Self-coached
 
# of Olympic Trials:
first time
 
Occupation: 
Currently pursuing my MBA at Wharton, summer job as a consultant still deciding between some offers
 
Something unique about you:
I wrote songs in high school
 
Favorite Workout:
12x400m
 
Favorite Place to Train: 
Rockefeller State Park in Westchester County
 
Favorite Food:
Pizza
 
If you could have lunch with one person who would it be?   
Megyn Kelly
 
Dinner?
Paul Ryan
 
Your Role Model:
Megyn Kelly
 
Favorite Athlete:
Ashton Eaton
 
Goal at Trials: 
Run faster than I ran at in December at the California Internal Marathon (2:43:35)

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