Running is excited to introduce our newest Altra Elite Athlete, Sydney
is a professional runner who competes in events ranging from the 3,000-meter to
the half-marathon. Both his birth parents were born in Tanzania, but Sydney was
raised in Orange, California by his adoptive family.
found his passion for running in high school and received a scholarship to
attend DII college Adams State University, where he studied Business and Sports
Management. As a student, he became a seven-time NCAA champion and the
second-fastest 5,000-meter runner in DII history with a time of 13:29:31.
Sydney runs with Roots Running Project, a professional running team based in
Boulder, Colorado. He placed third in the 2021 USA 5K Road Championships, qualified
at the Olympic Track and Field Trials, and has run an impressive 61:09 half
sat down with Sydney to find out what makes him tick and to learn about the goals
he has his eye on in the future. (Hint: the sky is the limit!)