Millrose Games: Tara Davis-Woodhall Inspires National Champion to Try Their Hands at Something Unexpected, Says, “Embrace the Uncomfortable”

Published 02/09/2024, 9:00 AM EST

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In the world of track and field, Tara Davis-Woodhall has made a well-known name for herself. The Olympic champion stunned in 2023, claiming the silver medal in the women’s long jump at the World Championships. As the 2024 season amps up, Tara Davis-Woodhall made a stellar appearance at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix and even earned a 6.86m mark. Now, as the season unfolds, anticipation mounts for an exhilarating showdown at the 116th Millrose Games on Sunday, February 11, 2024, at The Armory in New York City.

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As track fans gear up to watch their favorite star blaze the stage, Tara Davis Woodhall has shared a heartfelt message with the 2012 CIF California State Championship 1600-meter winner, who is stepping outside their comfort zone in New York.

Tara Davis-Woodhall shares words of advice to another champion

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In an Instagram story by Tara Davis-Woodhall, the 24-year-old reposted a post by Nikki Hiltz, the accomplished mid-distance runner who has also made a significant impact in the track and field world. The post featured a screenshot of a heartfelt conversation between Hiltz and Woodhall. In the exchange, Tara expressed her pride in Nikki, who in turn confided in Tara about their nerves regarding the upcoming 2024 Millrose Games.

Their message read, “I’m racing a 2 mile at Millrose and it’s sooo outside my comfort zone but I was like if Tara can do an “off event” so can I.” In reply to this adulation, Davis-Woodhall replied, saying, “YESSSSSS! do it. What’s the point of being in this sport if we’re just gonna be comfortable! embrace the uncomfortable.” This wholesome conversation highlighted the camaraderie that exists within all disciplines of track and field and also excited fans who await the showdown Nikki Hiltz is preparing to deliver in New York City.

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Nikki Hiltz’s plans at the upcoming Millrose Games

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Nikki Hiltz is gearing up for an exciting challenge at the upcoming Millrose Games in New York on February 11. Instead of their usual distance of 1500 meters, they are stepping out of their comfort zone to compete in the two-mile race. This decision was made in December in collaboration with their coach, aiming to push their boundaries and embrace vulnerability in their athletic journey. In their Instagram post, Nikki Hiltz highlighted the importance of vulnerability, quoting Brene Brown, who emphasized the courage it takes to show up and compete, regardless of the outcome.

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The upcoming Millrose Games in New York on February 11 will feature the two-mile race, where North American mile record-holder Nikki Hiltz will compete alongside notable athletes such as Emily Infeld, Courtney Wayment, Nozomi Tanaka, Medina Eisa, and Melknat Wudu. As the countdown to the Millrose Games begins, Tara Davis-Woodhall and Nikki Hiltz have added a heartfelt layer to the excitement for track fans worldwide.

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Christaline Meyers

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Hello there! I'm Christaline Meyers, a Olympics Sports Writer for Essentially Sports. As an ardent lover of the sporting world, I've found my home in the dazzling world of Gymnastics, where elegance meets athleticism in gravity-defying routines. But my passion doesn't stop there; I'm a sports enthusiast with a taste for the wild waves of surfing, the adrenaline rush of Alpine Skiing, and the street-smart moves of skateboarding.
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