Annie Frisbie, nicknamed, The Rock, will make her marathon debut Sunday in Chicago.
She’s never raced before and will be running under a new sponsor: Brooks Running.
Frisbie was a two-time national champion in the 100-meter dash and a team gold medalist at the 1976 Games in Montreal.
She also has an Olympic silver in the 4×100.
For the first few weeks of training, it took her 17 days to run a mile and five days to run a mile and one mile.
It was up and down, even downhill, for her first couple of weeks of training.
Frisbie lives in San Diego but runs about once every two weeks when she comes to Chicago.
On her Wednesday blog, she explained how she planned to spend her first hour of running Sunday.
First, she said she would have a bathroom break. Then she would get up and run five kilometers. After that, she would be fast asleep and she would awaken early.
“Finally, after waking up, I’ll go for a run again,” she said.
Frisbie is a two-time national champion in the 100-meter dash and a team gold medalist at the 1976 Games in Montreal.
In 2017, she led Irvine to a silver medal in the 880 meter in the Junior Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Championships.
Today, Frisbie is a self-described dedicated runner.
Watch The Rock’s first time over the finish line Sunday.
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