Alexi Pappas

Professional Runner, Olympian, Filmmaker

Alexi Pappas is a 2016 Olympian and an award-winning writer and filmmaker. Alexi is one of the most fascinating athletes of her generation, known for blending film, poetry, and writing into a stunningly wide-ranging career. ​ A Greek-American, Alexi is the Greek national record-holder in the 10,000 meters with a personal best of 31:36 set at the Rio Olympics. In 2016 Alexi co-wrote, co-directed, and starred in the feature film TRACKTOWN with a cast including Rachel Dratch (“Saturday Night Live”) and Andy Buckley (“The Office”). She was featured on the cover of Runner’s World magazine’s 50th-anniversary issue alongside Kevin Hart, named as one of the two faces of the “new boom” in running.

I’ve been a long time fan of UCAN. I used it during my buildup to the 2016 Olympics where I ran a PR in the 10k, and now I’m using it every day during my marathon training! UCAN is a reliable fuel source for me, especially during times (like at the Olympics!) when there are so many things I can’t control. Fueling and recovery is so important to endurance athletes, and there’s no product I trust more than UCAN.

Alexi Pappas, Professional Runner, Olympian, Filmmaker