Q&A: Track Athlete Naomi Brown
Q&A: Track Athlete Naomi Brown
Born to run: New York City-based athlete Naomi Brown stars in our latest campaign video. We slowed her down for a minute to chat pushing yourself that extra mile and who, in her opinion, is the greatest of all time.
Your event…
The 200-meter, 400-meter and relays
Pre-race ritual…
I listen to “Lose Yourself” by Eminem and I pray.
When you started running…
I started running track in 4th grade, but I did not start competing until the 8th grade.
Why you run…
My grandmother and my family. They have believed in me since the first race.
Where you find the strength and motivation to keep pushing yourself…
When I feel tired, I picture my grandmother, my dad, and my mom screaming “Let’s go, Gracie, you can finish!”
Photographed By Bea Lund
NAOMI BROWN, FAR RIGHT AND IN TOP PHOTO, IN THE TWO-TONE SEAMLESS CAMI LONG BRA AND SEAMLESS CHEVRON LEGGINGS, PHOTOGRAPHED BY BEA LUND
The runner you most admire…
Florence “Flo-Jo” Griffith Joyner. I have studied her since I was a little girl. From her form to her style to her training techniques, she inspires me to never stop running.
Your advice for aspiring runners…
Manage your time wisely, stay healthy, eat the proper foods and stay focused. But most importantly, never let setbacks or negative people keep you from pursuing your dream
Favorite song to run to…
03’ Adolescence” by J. Cole
The foods that fuel your runs…
Fuel bars, pasta, Gatorade and water — especially water.
Non-running workout of choice…
Weightlifting
Favorite thing to wear when you work out…
Compression shorts or long tights with a sports bra
Currently reading…
Binge-watching…
Law & Order: SVU
Listening to…
The J.Cole album KOD
Coveting…
Going to London or Paris
Guilty pleasure…
Biting my nails. It is such a bad habit.
How you’re spending your summer vacation…
Working for a little and then heading back to school to take a summer course
Photographed By Bea Lund
NAOMI BROWN, SECOND FROM RIGHT, WEARING THE TWO-TONE SEAMLESS CAMI LONG BRA AND SEAMLESS CHEVRON LEGGINGS, PHOTOGRAPHED BY BEA LUND