Chiefs’ heiress Gracie Hunt has spoken on how she felt building up in the final seconds of the AFC Championship game and according to her, she felt the “tense energy”.
She added via the New York Post that;
“There was so much tense energy as we all prepared for Harrison to take that kick, but deep down, I felt that he was going to make it,”
“Once the field goal went through, it was absolute mayhem, we were jumping around and hugging one another and we look in each other’s eyes and are like, ‘We’re going to the Super Bowl!’ It takes it a little bit to set in because it’s so surreal in that moment, but it was the most pure excitement and the most pure joy.”
The Post continues that;
Much has changed for Hunt since the Chiefs last won the Super Bowl in February 2020, when they defeated the 49ers in Miami, 31-20. The lifelong athlete, whose college soccer hopes were derailed after sustaining four concussions, segued into pageantry and was crowned Miss Kansas USA in April 2021, 28 years after her mother, Tavia Hunt, held the same title.
Hunt went on to compete in Miss USA in November 2021 and placed in the top 16. Although the Special Olympics ambassador has moved on from pageants, she’s now satisfying her competitive appetite with marathon running after taking part in her first race “very spontaneously” this past July.
Now set to run in the Boston Marathon this April, Hunt is adapting to a new style of training, one that differs from her soccer days and pageant preparation.
“When I played soccer, I loved to run to supplement my cardio for my endurance on the field. For marathons, it’s different because you really have to teach your body how to handle much longer durations of exertion,” Hunt said.
“You have to build up a tolerance and train yourself to handle it. It’s a lot of regular 13-mile runs, and 14-mile runs, so it’s been very different. I will say coming off Miss USA training, it’s very different but I also love it because it’s allowed me to go back to my competitive roots.”
When competing for Miss USA, Hunt enlisted walking coach Kristen Bradford to assist in what she described as her “most challenging” part of the competition.
“If you’ve seen ‘Miss Congeniality,’ when [Michael Caine’s character, Victor Melling] tells [Sandra Bullock’s character, Gracie Hart] to glide, it is not easy when you’re walking in those stilettos on stage and you don’t think about things like the weight of a dress, and if it has a slit or not, and how that affects your weight and your movement,” Hunt detailed to The Post in December 2021.
Though Hunt has a “whole lineup of bucket-list marathons” in her back pocket, for now, she and her family are focused on Sunday’s Super Bowl in Glendale, Ariz., where she hopes to continue something of a pregame tradition with her dad.
“We’re excited to hopefully finish our season with a win in Arizona just like we started it with a win in Arizona,” she said. “I’m pretty sure all of Kansas City is coming to Arizona, so I hope it’s ready to be flooded with red and gold.”
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