Lauren Fleshman: Runner, Fashion Model

Lauren Fleshman will trade the track for the runway next week. Photo: Oiselle

She will model her clothing sponsor Oiselle’s running gear next week.

Two professional runners are poised to add another job to their resume: Fashion model.

Lauren Fleshman and Kate Grace will hit the runways during NOLCHA Fashion Week in New York City to show off Oiselle running apparel. The brand makes running gear for women and sponsors the two athletes.

The pair is scheduled to walk the catwalk on Sept. 11.

Fleshman is the co-founder of Picky Bars, a company that produces gluten-free bars for endurance athletes. She’s also the wife of Jesse Thomas, a professional triathlete who writes a monthly column for Triathlete. Thomas is also the CEO of Picky Bars.

Fleshman won the 5000m title at the 2005 and 2010 U.S. Championships.

Grace was a four-time All-American runner at Yale and competed in the 800m and 1500m at the 2012 Olympic Trials. This year, she won the USA 1 Mile Road Championship.

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