Episode 8 – Parley Hannan

At first glance, Parley Hannan from Ithaca College came out of nowhere to win a national championship in just her second year of cross country. That much is true. But spend a little time with self proclaimed ‘open book’ Parley Hannan, and you’ll see that the 2019 champion’s story runs much deeper. Three universities, a leave of absence, learning to cope with anxiety, depression, and disordered eating, to becoming the best division three runner in the nation. From a dark place to the national limelight we’re glad to welcome Parley to Episode 8 of D3 Glory days.
We cover a lot of ground in this one. Parley’s story shows the path isn’t always linear, and we think a lot of runners will find pieces of her story relatable. As she stormed into the lead before 3k, and capped a nearly perfect season with a national championship – Parley announced herself as a contender in every race she enters. Will she be back to defend next year? That answer and more coming right at you.
Thanks again for joining us. We really enjoy doing this podcast, and seeing the support for it continuing to grow has been really cool. Please take a moment to subscribe,  and if you’re feeling generous, leave us a short rating or review. We’ll be back before you know it. Until then, here’s to the glory days.
Parley on Instagram: peafunkk

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