Running Down a Dream

Nebraska Stories

Air Date: 02/22/2024

Bellevue middle schooler Jaiya Patillo gained social media fame with a video showcasing her impressive running skills, hitting 17 mph on a treadmill at just 12 years old. Now, she’s not only competing against, but beating college track athletes in the 400 meters. Jaiya has already secured the title of national champion, with the fastest time recorded in all AAU (Amateur Athletic Union) divisions. With a growing following on a national scale, Jaiya is on the fast track to success, clinching junior championships and setting her sights on the Olympics.



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