Mimi Smith is grit personified. Since transitioning from the track at Wake Forest to the world major marathon circuit, she's been unstoppable. She clocked a 2:38 in her first Boston Marathon in 2023 proving to herself that an OTQ was definitely within reach. Come Chicago that same year, she stepped up big and ran 2:34:24 securing her spot among the nation's elite distance runners for a berth in this weekend's trials in Orlando, FL. Mimi references the power of positivity in managing the hardest moments in a marathon. Watch the interview below (recorded on Monday).