RW is a good article, but I've noticed they've promoted women more. That's a Good Thing. I think they sometimes take it over the top, though, whereas it used to be more 50/50 in the past. But this article rocks and inspires!
You’ll probably get somebody like Kate Peters, a 14-year-old from nearby Portland, who in the past four months has run 16:49 for 5,000 meters on the track and 1:16:56 (5:53 pace) for a half marathon—all before she has spent a single day in high school.
On July 27, Peters won the 13–14 age group in the 3,000 meters at the Junior Olympics in Sacramento, California. Her time, 9:55, was nearly 10 seconds ahead of the second-place finisher, and it would have placed her fourth at the 2019 Oregon state high school meet in 6A, the large school division.
I will say that her father's connections allows her to see stars.
Brad Peters works at Nike in IT, which gives his family access to the fitness facilities on the company campus. His daughters take advantage of all of it—the rock climbing wall, the basketball courts, the pool, the spinning classes. Best of all for Peters is the Hollister Trail, a 1.5-mile gravel loop where she runs, happy to catch a glimpse of the pros she admires: Flanagan, Infeld, Colleen Quigley, Lopez Lomong, and Amy Cragg, to name a few.
In fact, Heath laughs, from time to time she’ll surprise them on the trail when they’re just waking up and doing a few shakeout miles. “Kate likes to run hard and run fast,” he said. “She’ll come right up on them and pass some of them if she catches them at the wrong time.”