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My First Race: Meet Melissa

  • By Mario Fraioli
  • Published Nov. 1, 2010
  • Updated Jan. 9, 2012 at 11:39 AM UTC

Melissa Freeman is a new runner preparing for her first race, the Zappos.com Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Half Marathon on December 5. In My First Race, a Competitor.com original video series, follow Melissa–a Nike Run Reporter– as she prepares for her big day in Las Vegas. We’ll visit with Melissa every Monday and take an inside look at her day-to-day life, visiting her at home, at work and in training to see how she is preparing to tackle her first race. Click on the image below to watch the first video and meet Melissa.

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Mario Fraioli

Mario Fraioli

Mario Fraioli is a senior editor at Competitor magazine. A cross-country All-American at Stonehill College in 2003, he now coaches the Prado Women's Racing Team in San Diego and was the men's marathon coach for Costa Rica's 2012 Olympic team. His first book, The Official Rock 'n' Roll Guide To Marathon & Half-Marathon Training (VeloPress, 2013) is available in bookstores, running shops and online.

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