Marathoner and semi-pro runner Joy Miller has her sights set on qualifying for the Irish Olympic team for Tokyo 2020. I guess that’s turning into a short-term goal. I have just over a year to qualify, she says from her home in Lexington, South Carolina. She’s called the South home since she came from Ireland to the States a dozen years ago. At 12, I knew I wanted to pursue a scholarship over here. The girls ahead of me all got scholarships and went to the States to run. I arrived here in 2007 on a track scholarship to Coastal Carolina University in Conway.