After taking a break from track and field following a disappointing Tokyo Olympics, German athlete Alica Schmidt has given modeling a try.
Schmidt modeled clothing from the fashion brand’s second season of its Russell Athletic capsule collection — which included a grey blazer dress, Boss hat, tall socks and sneakers.
The athlete shared the spotlight with supermodels Gigi Hadid, Joan Smalls and Irina Shayk, among other high-profile models.
Schmidt shared photos to Instagram along with a clip of her on the "runway" – which was set on a baseball field – with the caption, "Yesterday was a blast, thank you so much for having me."
Schmidt, a social media influencer, is no stranger to the fashion world. She is a Puma-sponsored athlete, and has collaborated with a number of fashion and beauty brands in various posts on Instagram.
In late August, Schmidt took to Instagram to announce she was "taking a break" from track and field after admitting she was "not satisfied" with the outcome of her Tokyo Olympics run.
Schmidt traveled to the Summer Games, but never got a chance to compete.
The German team was disqualified in the mixed 4x400m relay for making contact with the Jamaican team. Then, Schmidt also failed to secure a spot in the preliminary 4x400m relays.
Though, Schmidt’s "offseason" recently ended.
"Preparation for 2022 has started," she shared on Instagram Sept. 20, alongside a snap of her on a track.
"Can‘t wait for new challenges and pushing my limits."
She added on Wednesday: "I didn‘t come this far to only come this far. The road continues."