For Nash, you could say that running is in his blood. When he was growing up, his entire family would run together. They were so well recognized in their community, that the local news station even did a segment on them as the “running family.”
That family pedigree extends to Boston. Nash’s aunt, his mom’s twin sister, was one of the first women to run the Boston Marathon in the 70’s. Nash’s father ran as her pacing buddy for last half of the race. And when it was Nash’s turn to run his first Boston in 2014, his father was also there to run by his side and lend support.
When running is in your DNA, it has a special place in your heart. Nash describes running long distances as, “A form of poetry with the body. You get lost in the rhythm of the steps.”