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This Olympian and poet on “freedom within boundaries”

Clip: 08/11/2016 | 4m 13s

On Friday, long-distance runner Alexi Pappas will compete in Rio in her first-ever Olympic race. But unlike many of her Olympic peers, Pappas does not put all her talent in one basket. In addition to training as a world-class runner, she is also a filmmaker, actress and poet, and she writes about what she knows: track. “As a storyteller, I want to tell stories that I can uniquely tell,” she says.

Aired: 08/11/16

Rating: NR

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