317. Dom Scott, Professional Middle-Distance Runner for adidas


“It was incredibly scary to leave my home country, my family, and fly overseas to a place I knew nothing about. I knew no one there. I really didn’t know what I was getting myself into. I just knew I was following my dream and following my heart.”

Dominique “Dom” Scott was born and raised in South Africa, but by the time she hit high school, she knew she wanted to move to the United States to pursue a collegiate runner career in the NCAA. And that’s precisely what she did. Despite having never visited, Dom packed her bags and moved to the States, where she attended the University of Arkansas. The rest, they say, is history. Dom went on to compete at the 2016 Olympic Games in the 10,000 meters, and earned herself a sponsorship with adidas. Today, she lives in Colorado where she is a member of Joe Bosshard and Emma Coburn’s “Team Boss.” On this episode, Dom talks about moving to the U.S., joining the Bosshard group, and creating “The Dom Squad.”

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What you’ll get on this episode:

  • Why everyone listening should get out for a run today (4:40)
  • Did Young Dom envision a future as a professional runner? (5:55)
  • How Dom ended up at University of Arkansas (16:20)
  • On coming to the United States and what that was like (20:25)
  • How Dom went pro (32:55)
  • Dom’s road to the 2016 Olympics (36:05)
  • On being a dual citizen (39:30)
  • Dom’s hopes for the 2021 Olympic Games (44:30)
  • All about The Dom Squad (48:45)
  • Dom talks about joining Team Boss in Colorado (56:45)
  • What Dom’s running and training are like right now (1:02.50)

What we mention on this episode:

Emma Coburn on Episode 224 of the Ali on the Run Show

Emma Coburn on Episode 96 of the Ali on the Run Show

Emma Coburn on Episode 60 of the Ali on the Run Show

Aisha Praught Leer on Episode 204 of the Ali on the Run Show

Aisha Praught Leer on Episode 197 of the Ali on the Run Show

Laura Thweatt on Episode 228 of the Ali on the Run Show

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