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Collegiate track star Aaliyah Miller on quest to break 2 minutes

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Story by Cole Pressler and Photography by Elijah Agurs, Special to The Colorado Sun

Aaliyah Miller has thrived for years in the Texas heat, doing workouts in the boiling sun. But when the former NCAA 800-meter champion stepped off the plane last fall to train with Team BOSS, a professional running group in Boulder, she had to quickly adjust to the mile-high altitude after living at sea level for her entire life.

“Altitude takes a different hit to the body,” Miller said. On top of that, she’s been ramping up her mileage to nearly 40 miles a week, which is new territory for her. It’s that ability to adapt that has propelled 24-year-old Miller through her first season as a professional runner — and throughout her life. 

In preparation for the U.S….

Cole Pressler and Elijah Agurs

2023-05-04 04:23:00

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