Olympian Brenda Martinez speaks honestly about growing up poor

If you’re following any elite track and road athletes on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram, there’s a good chance that you have come across the #MyFutureSelf posts.

Coburn, McLaughlin, Martinez, Simpson Break DMR World Record

The quartet of Emma Coburn, Sydney McLaughlin, Brenda Martinez, and Jenny Simpson broke the distance medley relay world record with a time of 10:40.31 at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix.

New Balance kicks off 2017 with ‘Letters to My Future Self’ campaign to inspire athletes

The campaign features videos and letters the athletes apparently penned to themselves highlighting the goals, the drive and the values that they embody to be the best.

Big Bear Track Club is an upcoming elite training group established in 2014 and is based in Big Bear Lake California. Although being a new track team, the distance training group has developed world class athletes and has achieved several world standard times in distances ranging from the 800m to the 1500m. Multiple athletes have achieved top three finishes in Diamond League events, under coach Joe Vigil. BBTC has also developed a strong presence in Southern California community, and is working on establishing ongoing relationships with sponsors and contributors, both locally and nationally.

Big Bear TC athletes participate in selected community outreach activities, such as clinics, seminars and speaking appearances, with an emphasis on health, fitness and motivation. In particular, the athletes focus on youth running programs with several coaching high school cross country and track teams.

In addition, Big Bear Track Club helps raise awareness of the sport of distance running through a variety of promotional and marketing activities, including weekly news releases and sponsorship appearances.