Source: shanefordphotography.com

Source: shanefordphotography.com

Nicole Tully

Birthday: October 30, 1986

Hometown: Delray Beach, FL

College: Villanova University

Personal Bests: 800m-2:02.86, 1500m-4:05.89, Mile-4:29.78, 3000m-8:54.28, 5000m-15:04.08

Notable Accomplishments:

2015 USATF Outdoor Champion (5k)

13th at 2015 IAAF World Championships (5k)

Favorite Shoe: HOKA ONE ONE® Vanquish, Hupana, Rocket LD

Why NJNYTC? I'm an East Coaster, so this is the best location for me to live and train. Plus having Gags as a coach is not too shabby. 

Greatest Strength: My ability to zone out and hang on to a pace that is probably too fast for me. 

Greatest Weakness: My stubbornness that leads to training through injuries that I should not be running on.

Favorite Gags Quote: "INAPPROPRIATE!"

Role Model: A mixture of my mom and Chris Evert

Hobbies: Does my full time job count as a hobby? I work for Canon and that's pretty much what I do outside of running. But I'm always up for visiting NYC museums or finding random small concerts at one of the many spots in NY. 

Running Idiosyncrasy: I count while I'm running. I'll count each 100 meters per interval or race, or I'll count each quarter mile per tempo run, or I'll count down how many minutes are left in a long run. It's actually pretty nutty. Some might call that OCD... 

One Run With Anyone: Queen Elizabeth I... hopefully we wouldn't have to run in massive Victorian dresses.