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For high school runner, it's not too early to start thinking about the 2028 Olympics




Alex Lomeli, 16, is a junior at Notre Dame Academy in west LA. She also aspires to one day run in the 2028 Olympics.
Alex Lomeli, 16, is a junior at Notre Dame Academy in west LA. She also aspires to one day run in the 2028 Olympics.
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The Los Angeles Olympic games are now 11 years off, and that means a good chunk of the athletes who will compete in them are still in grade school.

But that doesn't mean they aren't thinking ahead to 2028. 

Alex Lomeli, 16, is a junior at Notre Dame Academy in west Los Angeles, and she's  ran twice at the Junior Olympics. Her events are the 800m and the 1500m, and she dreams of running in both at the 2028 Olympics.

Lomeli spoke to Take Two host A Martinez about the 2028 games coming to Los Angeles, and whether participating in the Junior Olympics is preparing her for the real thing.

You can listen to the full interview using the blue media player above.