A Conversation With Mountain Dew Athlete Mariah Duran.

Monday, May 24, 2021

Image Via Mountain Dew

 

We were thrilled to be invited to The Dew media event that took place via zoom during The Dew Tour this past weekend in Des Moines, Iowa. The event was moderated by long time Mountain Dew commentator D.C. and included skateboarders, Chris Colbourn,  Curren Caples, Theotis Beasley, Mariah Duran, Sean Malto, as well as snowboarder and Olympic Gold Medalist, Red Gerard.

During that zoom call we had a chance to ask Mountain Dew and USA National Team rider, Mariah Duran a couple questions and get her take on the new Lauridsen Skatepark, as well as Dew Tour being a qualifying event for the Olympics.

Mariah is 24-years-old and from Albuquerque, New Mexico,  she is currently the number one female in the USA for Women's Street Skateboarding.

Due to all the rain and sessions being rescheduled and postponed, Mariah had not had a chance to even skate the park for her practice sessions yet, but seemed unfazed as she calmly commented;  

 

 


"It's all good. The park looks super fun, and it looks like it flows. I'm excited to skate it!"

                         ~ Mariah Duran

 

 

 

 

 

When we spoke, Mariah had been able to skate some other areas around town and other features in the park and had nothing but nice things to say about Des Moines and the people she met.

 


 

"The city is sick, you can skate to go anywhere you want  - skate to go get food, skate to the course. It's really sick little area, with a lot of little sick street spots. The view and skatepark right by the water is amazing too. I even met people with their dogs out walking and that was awesome. 

This is somewhere I'd come back to skate even after the contest, that would be sick as well."

 

 

Mariah went on to compete in Women's Street during he weekend but unfortunately didn't make the finals. She is number one in the USA for women and the Street World Championships are coming up this next week in Rome, so we have no doubt she will make the USA Olympic Team. Keep an eye out for Mariah Duran at Tokyo 2021 Olympics in July!


All Images via Mountain Dew

Thanks to Mountain Dew and GrubHub for putting on this media event!

 

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