Dying To Ask

How America’s Fastest Race Walkers Found Zen On The Road To Tokyo

June 8, 2021

Chances are you took a lot of walks during the pandemic.

But, we'll bet you didn't walk with the same purpose Nick Christie and Robyn Stevens did.

They're America's top race walkers and they're speeding toward spots to represent Team USA this summer at the Tokyo Olympics.

They're also a couple in real life and they've spent virtually every minute of the pandemic living and training with each other.

Nick and Robyn avoided all contact with the outside world in fear that catching COVID-19 would ruin their athletic careers.

As endurance athletes, they worried the long-term effects would negatively impact their respiratory systems.

So, they moved to the middle of nowhere. The Mohave Desert, to be exact.

They committed to coaching each other and emerged from quarantine for their first race in February and won their respective U.S. Championships.

On this Dying to Ask:

  • The extreme lengths Robyn and Nick went to in order to not get COVID-19
  • How little contact they've had with anyone but each other
  • How to dig deep and find happiness when you don't have a lot of control over your life
  • Robyn's mental health hack that could be an instant game-changer in your life

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