Julian Saad

Athlete
Julian Saad

Julian joins NE Distance in the Fall of 2016 as the newest addition to the team as the group continues to expand its influence into the Woonsocket and Providence communities. Julian was an All-Conference cross country and indoor track runner in the Atlantic-10 while competing for Fordham University. He still holds the school record in the 3,000 meter run, having run 8:10.66 in the 2012 IC4A Indoor Track and Field Championships.

Following Fordham, Julian completed his collegiate running career as a graduate student-athlete at Providence College. While at PC, he earned All-BIG EAST honors for indoor track and cross country, when he placed 70th for the Friars at the 2013 NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships. Julian also qualified for the NCAA Preliminaries during the outdoor season. He then continued to run for the Boston Athletic Association (BAA), where he ran his current PRs in the 3,000 meter (7:58) and 5,000 meter (13:57) runs.

When asked why he joined NE Distance, Julian cited his pursuit to represent a local team and elite level competition while simultaneously pursuing another graduate degree in Sports Psychology and Neuroscience. Also a host of an iTunes podcast titled “The Brain Always Wins”, Julian hopes to combine his academic interests and running in a unique way to give back to his community. Both awareness to running and the processes of running (recovery, nutrition, brain management, etc.) increase life performance and Julian is a living example in how our brains can lead us to success.

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