2016 Olympic runner for team Greece Alexi Pappas has become one of the most fascinating athletes of her generation, known for blending art, film and writing into a stunningly wide- ranging athletic career.
Her work as a filmmaker includes two feature films, 2016’s “Tracktown” and “Olympic Dreams,” the latter of which was made in conjunction with the International Olympic Committee’s “Artist in Residence” program and will be released in 2019. As a writer, Alexi has received guest columnist invitations from the New York Times, Lena Dunham’s Lenny Letter, Women’s Running Magazine and Cosmopolitan.
Most notable are Alexi’s ardent supporters, who New York Magazinecalls a “cult following.” Alexi is at the forefront of the modern athlete revolution. She has the single-minded focus to become a world-class athlete but captivates fans with her eclectic interests and free-spirit. In this delicate balance, Alexi is serving as a model for how athletes can connect with fans in the digital age