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