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Alexa Efraimson: The Next Big Thing

April 10, 2014

"The Mile is the ultimate race because it is a combination of strength, endurance, power and speed."

By Brandon Miles, MileSplit

As part of our coverage of the adidas Golden Stripes tour, Alexa Efraimson was visited for a video feature in the early stages of her junior season of outdoor track as she preps for a big stretch of races that ultimately will lead her to running in the high school girls Dream Mile race at the adidas Grand Prix on June 14th at Icahn Stadium in New York. The Camas High School (WA) junior Efraimson is considered by most to be the country's top high school amateur status distance runner.

This past indoor season, Efraimson ran the fastest 3000 meter time ever in United States high school history with a 9 minutes flat performance at the University of Washington Invite and then moved up to #2 on the U.S. high school all-time list in the girls Mile indoors with a 4:32.15 sixth place finish against the pros at the Millrose Games (teen phenom Mary Cain is #1). She finished off her indoor season with her second national title of her high school career in the Mile at the New Balance Nationals Indoor in mid-March at the New York Armory.

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