Alina Duran

Iberian Viking
West New York, NJ Stevens Institute of Technology North Bergen, NJ

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When you think of a kid growing up in a city you may think they'll pick up basketball, baseball, maybe soccer. This city kid chose the hammer throw.





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Alina Duran

Born and raised just outside of New York City in New Jersey, Alina attended Memorial High School prior to the Stevens Institute of Technology. While earning a degree in Civil Engineering with a minor in Gender and Culture Studies, Alina would become one of the most decorated student-athletes in Stevens history. She would earn seven conference championships, set school and conference records, go undefeated indoors in-conference in the shot put, and, earn All-American honors. During her junior year, Alina would switch…

About Alina

  • Coach: Paddy McGrath & Roman Feldman
  • Training group: NY Hammer Throw Squad
  • Philanthropic involvement: To Write Love on Her Arms
  • Favorite movie: Gladiator
  • Favorite place to compete: University of Arizona in Tuscon
  • Favorite holiday: Thanksgiving
  • Warm up song: BYOB by System of a Down
  • After competition indulgence: Steak, Lobster, and Ice Cream

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Team Alina:

Today was about lifting for the friend we lost. Hit some PRs (they might not be pretty but they…

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