Allie Kieffer, a sub elite and former collegiate athlete, joined our program and finished in 5th place. When asked during a national press conference post-race, she credited Nike for her achievement.
"Kiefer however was accepted in the Nike Project Moonshot, an offshoot of the Breaking2 Project, where local athletes were given extra resources to help them prepare for New York. "It was like a semi sponsorship. So, they helped me a lot in the buildup and really made it possible for me to see a massage therapist, do strength training, and I felt kind of sponsored. So that was really nice. And I think, when I was out there, I was just — I mean, leading up to the race, they allowed me to put in so much more training than I would have been able to on my own because I did a lot more workouts than I would have and I recovered a lot better than I could if I don’t see those people," she said at the post-race press conference."