Alia Armstrong, who finished 4th place in the 100m hurdles at the World Championships, joined your favorite 2 Black Runners for an interview about her dream 2022 season. Her season may have started with a false start at the NCAA indoor championships but she ended it as a NCAA Champion and a World Championship Finalist. This is a special podcast because the Potts brothers know Alia's family, plus Joshua and Alia went to the same middle school together.
Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/KeKmTA0alHU
00:00 Preview clips
00:40 Episode start
02:24 Interview start
02:59 How did you survive your competition schedule?
04:13 Reflecting on recent races
06:21 Where does your maturity come from?
10:00 Was the 4th place finish bittersweet?
11:54 Did you think you would go this far this early?
13:43 Best hype person out there!
14:58 Alia’s mom and positive energy
17:07 How does everybody know each other
18:03 Parents influence
19:28 How does it feel to have influence with your accomplishments?
22:07 Pure happiness
23:20 Following the path
24:09 When you were younger, did you see track & field as your future?
26:57 Results from middle school track meet
27:28 What events were you doing before hurdles?
29:29 Why didn’t you compete in the long jump?
30:11 What was it like getting into LSU? And why did you pick it?
32:56 What about the LSU coach, team, and culture makes it different?
34:42 What was it like coming into a team with top competitors?
36:50 What it like competing with Tonea at the Olympic trials?
39:27 Do you feel like you've learned anything from the women on the US team?
42:34 What were you doing in between race days at WC?
45:10 Who had the loudest personality on the US team?
48:06 Does the atmosphere change with the different competitions?
52:19 Did you leave WC with hope for the sport?
55:55 How does it feel to be a part of this golden age in track & field?
58:53 Top 5 favorite Disney movies 1:00:35 how do you spend your free time?
1:02:30 What music are you listening to right now?
1:03:52 One message, what would it be? 1:05:14
Who would be a good guest on the podcast?
1:06:02 What mark do you want to leave on track & field? 1:09:17 Interview end