Melissa lives in Rocklin, CA and runs for the Sacramento Running Association Elite team. She ran the hurdles and short distance through high school and afterwards, she was a collegiate rower at Oregon State. Melissa took up running again and ran her first half marathon when she moved to California in 2013. She then ran her first marathon, the 2014 California International Marathon, and became addicted to distance running. She enjoys a combination of fast road running and hilly trail adventures. Most weekends you will find Melissa decked out in pink at local races, either racing, pacing, training, or volunteering. When she is not running, she enjoys trying out restaurants and breweries with her husband, lifting weights, and traveling.
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