2013 Elite Runner Bios - Women - Full and Half Marathon

 

 


FULL MARATHON

2. HIRUT GUANGUL, ETHIOPIA
Age: 29
Seed Time: 2:34:02

  • Defending Champ, Course Record Holder at QCM/2012, 2:35:07
  • 2013: Grandma's, 6th, 2:35:29; Pittsburgh, 2nd, 2:38:05; Donna, 3rd, 2:41:12
  • 2012: Twin Cities, 2nd, 2:34:02; QCM, 1st, 2:35:07; Des Moines, 2nd, 2:35:49; Pittsburgh, 3rd, 2:39:56; Grandma's, 9th, 2:46:29

4. MARY AKOR, HAWTHORNE, CA
Age: 37
Seed Time: 2:35:01

  • Runner-up at 2012 QCM 2:36:27 (3rd best time ever in QC women's race); Looking for USATF Olympic Trials Qualifier (needs 2:37:00/A, 2:43:00/B)
  • 2013: Cleveland, 2nd, 2:36:04; Pittsburgh, 1st, 2:37:35; Woodlands, 1st, 2:41:15; Donna, 4th, 2:41:24
  • 2012: Des Moines, 1st, 2:35:01; QCM, 2nd, 2:36:27; Cleveland, 1st, 2:39:49; Vancouver, 2nd, 2:46:0

6. TEZATA DENGERSA, ETHIOPIA
Age: 33
Seed Time: 2:40:35

  • 2013: Grandma's, 10th, 2:43:30; Shamrock, 1st, 2:49:39
  • 2012: Baltimore, 6th, 2:40:35; Pittsburgh, 5th, 2:46:10; Shamrock, 1st, 2:50:01; Donna, 7th, 2:50:06

8. MULIYE GURMU, ETHIOPIA
Age: 29
Seed Time: 2:47:05

  • 2013: Buffalo, 1st, 2:51"15
  • 2012: QCM, 5th, 2:47:05; Buffalo, 3rd, 2:59:22

10. KENENI CHALA ORGESA, ETHIOPIA
Age: 31
Seed Time: 2:35:20

  • 2010: Rome, 2:35:20

12. FAITH STEPHAN, COLORADO SPRINGS, CO
Age: 26
Seed Time: 2:51:07

  • 2013: Boston, 2:51:07

14. KRISTINA PHAM, PHOENIX, AZ (Masters)
Age: 40
Seed Time: 2:56:32

  • 2011: Grandma's, 2:56:32

16. BONNIE RITCHOTTE, LITTLETON, NH (Masters)
Age: 40
Seed Time: 3:08:06

  • 2012: Wisconsin Dells, 3:08:06

18. NANCY SCHUBRING, NOVI, MI (Masters)
Age: 52
Seed Time: 1:29:13

  • 2012: Akron Half, 1:29:13

20. JENNIFER SMITH, NOVI, MI (Masters)
Age: 43
Seed Time: 3:14:15

  • 2013: Pittsburgh, 3:14:15

HALF MARATHON

7000. DOREEN KITAKA, KENYA
Age: 30
Seed Time: 1:15:58

  • 2012: Park to Park Half, 1:15:58
  • 2011: Grandma's, 2:32:31

7002. CYNTHIA JEROP, KENYA
Age: 18
Seed Time: 1:19:05

  • 2012: Santa Barbara, 1:19:05

7004. BILAH KAMAU, KENYA
Age: 25
Seed Time: 1:04:26, 10 mile

  • Crim 10-Mile, 1:04:26

7006. KRISTY HARKEN, ANKENY, IA
Age: 33
Seed Time: 1:23:42

  • 2012: QCM Half, 1:23:42

7008. MARRON BURKE, CHICAGO, IL (scratch)

7010. VANESSA MENESES, PEORIA, IL
Age: 28
Seed Time: 1:27:06

  • 2012: Heights Half, 1:27:06

7012. JULIE RALSTON, DWIGHT, IL
Age: 32
Seed Time: 1:26:07

  • 2011: St. Louis Half, 1:26:07

7014. LAUREN VERSWEYVELD, JANESVILLE, WI
Age: 24
Seed Time: 1:23:43

  • New Brunfels Half, 1:23:43

7016. DEB DEREN, WHITE LAKE, MI (Masters)
Age: 53
Seed Time: 1:34:00

  • Glass City Half, 1:34:00