Alexi Pappas

on Sep 18

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“Something of a cult figure”

Alexi Pappas has emerged as one of the most admired athletes of her generation, credited with pursuing art and world-class athletics in elegant lockstep.  While training for the 2016 Olympic Games, Alexi wrote, directed and starred in the feature film “Tracktown” alongside Rachel Dratch (“Saturday Night Live”) and Andy Buckley (“The Office”).  The film was produced with support from the Sundance Institute and premiered at the 2016 Los Angeles Film Festival.

The New York Times describes Alexi as “a professional distance runner whose free-spirited persona off the track has made her something of a cult figure.”   Known for her avid social media following, Alexi is frequently emulated by fans who imitate the signature hair bun she wears while running and the poetic style of her Twitter posts.  In regard to her public persona, the Hollywood Reporter calls Alexi “a hard to resist blend of Audrey Hepburn and Joan Cusack.”


  • In November 2016, Alexi shared the cover of Runner’s World Magazine’s 50th edition printing with comedian Kevin Hart for a special issue about social media and the “New Boom” in running.
  • The New York Times has listed Alexi as one of “8 Olympians Who’ve Got Social Media Game” alongside Serena Williams, Usain Bolt and Simone Biles.
  • After capturing attention with her poetically-styled Twitter account, Alexi now writes a bimonthly poetry column for Women’s Running Magazine.
  • National media outlets including NPR, Sports Illustrated, the Hollywood Reporter, Variety Magazine, New York Magazine and Rollingstone have all covered and interviewed Alexi.
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