Socialing The Distance featuring Cindy Ofili (Full Interview)

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RunBlogRun presents

Socialing The Distance

with Larry Eder

Featuring

Cindy Ofili, adidas sponsored athlete

re Posted Feb 22, 2021

Originally posted November 11, 2020

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Cindy Ofili was 4th place in the 2019 Doha World Championships in the 100m hurdles. She is also a two time British national champion at the 100m hurdles, including 2020. We spoke with Cindy last week on athletics during the pandemic, and how thepost ponement in the Olympics has challenged her in 2020.

On Feb. 21, 2021, Cindy Sember (nee Ofili ) went 8.02 in the heats, then 8.01 to take 3rd in the final at the American Track League Meeting #4.

Special thanks to Cindy Ofili, on the interview. Special thanks to Mike Deering on producing #socialingthedistance.

Time Stamps:
0:00 - Introduction
0:19 - Coping with the Pandemic
1:35 - Coach/Training Group
2:25 - Indoor season 2020
2:52 - Any races before the British Championships
3:11 - Difficulty traveling to UK?
3:36 - Any meets after the British Championships?
3:52 - Diamond League meets without fans
4:17 - Focuses on training in 2020
5:04 - Most hated workout
5:23 - If not hurdles, what event would you do?
5:32 - Have you tried the 400mH?
5:57 - Toughest part of the hurdles?
6:25 - How did the Rio2016 stadium affect you?
7:12 - Dealing with the British Press
8:17 - Competing in European Champs 2021?
8:48 - Do you enjoy the travel part of your sport?
9:28 - When do you make decisions about the indoor season?
10:06 - Feelings when Tokyo 2020 was postponed?
10:44 - Your thoughts on Tokyo 2021
11:18 - Will you want to compete in Euro/CommonWealth/World Champs in 2022?
11:59 - Do you see yourself competing through LA2028?
12:26 - Are you in the relay pool for GBR?
13:05 - Competing in Rome
13:44 - Testing procedures for competition in 2020
14:30 - What were the British Championships like?
15:33 - How many outdoor competitions in 2020
15:53 - Any challenges in competition numbers for sponsors?
16:41 - If the 2021 indoor season happens, what's the traditional opener?
17:18 - What have you learned about yourself from 2020?
18:13 - Your experiences with whereabouts testing
20:37 - Competing against athletes with artificial legs
21:33 - If you were head of World Athletics for a day, what would you change?
22:27 - Has it gotten tougher for people to cheat?
23:50 - In a non pandemic year, are there too many T&F competitions?
24:04 - Do you like the current system (ie: Alternating Championships)?
24:28 - Doha2019 experience
24:54 - Did you take a break after Doha?
25:00 - Did you take a break after the 2020 season?
25:09 - Beginning training for 2021
25:24 - Workouts (Hill/maintenance)
26:35 - Concentration during the 100m Hurdles
27:20 - Thoughts between the last hurdle and the finish
27:37 - Awareness of competitors during 100mH
28:07 - Building focus through the rounds
28:56 - Difference in approach between indoors & outdoors
29:39 - Biggest lesson learned between high school & college
31:00 - Juggling athletics and academics in school
31:39 - Major in college
32:07 - Biggest mistake young hurdlers make?
33:01 - What did you tell yourself following Rio?
34:00 - Process to compete for Team GBR
34:46 - Standard to hit for Tokyo2021
35:17 - Interest in qualifying early in the season?
35:57 - Is there an athlete you admire?
36:36 - Why is the 100mH so exciting & competitive?
38:09 - Do you have an inspirational quote?
39:32 - Epilogue

Find Cindy Ofili on Twitter: https://twitter.com/cindyofili

Find Cindy Ofili on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cindyofili/

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