Kelly Boler

Iowa State University '03

 

Current Location: Eagan, MN

Accomplishments:

  • 2 Time Olympic Marathon Trials Qualifier - 2012, 2020 

  • 3rd at 2013 Half Marathon Championships 1:11:33

  • PB - 2:43:21 Houston Marathon, 2018 

  • 5K Minnesota age record holder (32) - 16:02

  • 1 mile Minnesota age record holder (36) - 4:58

Favorite workout: 3 x 3 mile or long snowball

 

Favorite running gear: Nike pocket sports bra

Favorite running memory: 2013 US Half Marathon Champs in Duluth, MN. My whole family was watching, finished 3rd, only 6 seconds behind Des Linden and out "kicking" Steph Bruce in the final mile. 

Tessa Stoltenburg

South Dakota State University '16

Current location: Omaha, NE

 

Accomplishments:

  • 2020 Olympic Trials Marathon Qualifier 

  • PB - 2:41:10 Chicago Marathon, 2019

  • 2018 Fargo Half Marathon Winner 

 

Favorite workout: Long 20 mile snowball. You can't beat the feeling after defeating one of those.   

 

Favorite running gear: My GPS watch with podcasts + mapping 

Favorite running memory: Crossing the finish line at the 2019 Chicago Marathon with giant goosebumps 

 

Jordan Ediger

Winona State '15

Current Location: Harrodsburg, KY 

Accomplishments:

  • 2015 Northern Sun DII Steeplechase Conference Champion 

  • 2015 - NCAA Division II Steeplechase 9th place finish 

  • Completing in first marathon, that was a special one for me. Didn’t think a steeplechaser could turn marathoner! 

  • Personal best 2:58:15 marathon ~ Indianapolis '19

 

Favorite workout: 8 mile snowball or some hills.   

 

Favorite running gear: A Lululemon headband (it is the only one that works) to hold back my thick hair

Favorite running memory: For my bachelorette party, my friends surprised me and signed me up for a fun 5k for the morning of my wedding.  Some ran, and some cheered me on for the race.  25ish of my closet ladies all on one course was an amazing experience.  And the celebration after was pretty epic too. ;) 

Danika Simonson 

Columbia University '14 

Current Location: Coarlville, IA

 

Accomplishments:

  • New PR - 2:47:15 Marathon - Berlin, 2019 

  • Ran 2017 Chicago Marathon 9 days after appendix was removed 

  • 1500 PR - 4:30

Favorite workout: I have three... 20 x 200m, 12 x 400, 6 x 400m + 2 all out 300's!

Favorite running gear: any shirt made by Eric Pooley 

Favorite running memory: running the Chicago Marathon nine days after an appendectomy. 

Amy Feit

 

Southwest Minnesota State '03

Current Location: Luverne, MN

Accomplishments:

  • 2018 Manitoba Marathon Winner

  • 2016 Lake Wobegon Trail Marathon Winner and Women's Course Record Holder

  • Completed in 15 marathons and has taken more than 60 minutes off original PR going from 4:00 to a current PR of 2:51:12

 

Favorite workout: 800 or mile repeats

Favorite running gear: hands free waist leash so I can run my dog Wallace with me 

 

Favorite running memory: running into the stadium and getting to break the finish line tape at the 2018 Manitoba Marathon

Emily Renner

Idaho State '12, University of MN '16

Current Location: Madison, WI 

 

Accomplishments​:

  • 2:53:03 marathon - Grandma’s Marathon 2019

  • 1:23:09 half marathon - Rim Rock Half (2018 1st, CR) Colorado

  • 2nd at Snowshoe Nationals 2018

  • 8th at Snowshoe Worlds 2019 

Favorite workout: spicy long runs 

Favorite running gear: visors 

Favorite running memory: running up Longs Peak at 4 a.m. and hitting treeline just as the sun rose over the mountains in Colorado

Joe Rush 

South Dakota State University 

Current Location: Brookings, SD 

Accomplishments​:

  • XC PR's: 5k-15:33, 8k-25:17, 10k-32:24 

  • Custer High School (SD) 3200 record holder 

  • 2018 SDHSAA Class A 3200 State Champion 

  • 2018 Wings of America national team member 

  • 2019 Summit League All-American second team (SDSU)

Favorite workout: long run or progression run 

Favorite running gear: Garmin watch

Favorite running memory: when I was a senior in high school and ran at the USATF XC Championships in Tallahassee, FL and I met Galen Rupp and Evan Jager (pictured).

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