We are happy to welcome Dira Hansen to the Suite Run Podcast! 

It's safe to say that Dira is a talented athlete - she ran her first marathon in March of 2022 in a very impressive time of 2:59:13!  Dira has an extensive background as a former high school and collegiate track athlete and has translated that speed into fast 5ks, half marathons and now the marathon.

In this conversation, we chat with Dira all about her running (she reveals which marathon she is running next!) and then we turn to the travel segment of the show. Dira shares her favorite places to run, dine out, hang out and more in DC! 

What a fun chat!

Dira's recommendations for D.C. :


1. Anacostia Park
2. C & O Canal (for soft surface running)
3. Haynes Point
4. Rock Creek Park
5. Teddy Roosevelt Island


1. Victory Restaurant and Lounge (Churro chicken and waffles for brunch!)
2. Bus Boys and Poets 
3. District Donuts (Get the hot chocolate donut)


1. Eaton DC


1. Cherry Blossom 10 miler
2. District 19 (19k or 19 miler)
3. Juneteenth 10k and half marathon (trail race)
4. Marine Corp. Marathon

Places of Interest

1. H Street

Running Store

1. Potomac River Running
2. Pacers
3. Fleet Feet

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