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World-class runner Alexi Pappas takes on filmmaking

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Alexi Pappas has always run to the beat of her own drum.

Besides being a world-class distance runner, Pappas is also a poet and an actress who, with her partner Jeremy Teicher,  just co-wrote, directed, produced and starred in her first feature film,  Tracktown.

The film is premiering at the LA Film Fest this weekend. Then, later this summer, she's  scheduled to run the 10,000 meters for Greece in the Rio Olympics this summer. 

Alexi and Jeremy joined us to talk more about the film and the directing process.