Alexi Pappas is an Olympic runner and an award-winning actor and writer. Alexi's memoir-in-essays, "Bravey," with a foreword by Maya Rudolph, was published on January 12, 2021 and was the number 1 new release in both the sports and film categories.
Alexi co-created and starred in the feature film OLYMPIC DREAMS alongside Nick Kroll, premiering at SXSW 2019. 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").
Alexi's writing has been published in the New York Times, Lenny Letter, and many more. Alexi has been profiled on the cover of the New York Times Sports Page, in Rolling Stone, on NPR's All Things Considered, and was also 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.
A Greek-American, Alexi is the Greek national recordholder in the 10,000 meters with a personal best of 31:36 set at the Rio Olympics. Alexi graduated magna cum laude from Dartmouth College and also ran for the University of Oregon as a 5th year, leading the team to two NCAA victories.
Alexi's athletic sponsors include Champion, Atreyu Garmin, Goodr, Human Nutrition Project, Beam, Nordic Naturals, as well as Lite-Boxer, Butcher Box, Smoothie Box, and Kettle & Fire.