Nico Ericksen-Deriso is a senior at Case Western Reserve University, where he runs track and field. His grandfather helped him discover running at the early age of four by running the Bolder Boulder 10K in Colorado and his love of exploration has led him trail running and running longer distances. Nico shares stories about his running experiences as well as the inspiration behind The Running Road Trip, in which Nico and his friends are planning to run in all 48 contiguous states to raise money for Cure Alzheimer's Fund, a nonprofit funding research with the highest probability of preventing, slowing, or reversing Alzheimer’s disease. Listen as Nico also provides advice and challenges for runners of all abilities. Nico will join the Runified podcast again after the Running Road Trip takes place.