Allie O is already a mountain running World Champion (2015 Junior Worlds).
She is probably known as much in the trail running world as in the track world.
If Brooks really is going to start making trail shoes, she would be a great addition as one of the most recognizable female athletes.
Many college steeplers have made good trail runners.
Her first race as a pro will be a trail race (Mt Marathon).
I expect to see her in New Hampshire at the USATF mountain champs in September.
She is probably a better mountain runner than a track runner.
doubt she runs with all the smoke in the air in Seward..can't imagine doing a race level effort in that would be very healthy.
She is probably a better track runner than a mountain runner. She's world class on the ascent, not so much on the descent.
I imagine she could work on that and get there, but in track she is much closer/already at that level.