Kelly Boler

Iowa State University '03


Current Location: Eagan, MN


  • 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. 

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Tessa Stoltenburg

South Dakota State University '16

Current location: Omaha, NE



  • 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 


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Jordan Ediger

Winona State '15

Current Location: Harrodsburg, KY 


  • 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. ;) 

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Danika Dougherty 

Columbia University '14 

Current Location: Coarlville, IA



  • 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. 

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Amy Feit


Southwest Minnesota State '03

Current Location: Luverne, MN


  • 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

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Kellie GreenWood

Marquette University '16

Current Location: ManiTowoc, WI


  • Indoor Mile PR - 4:47.74

  • Indoor 3K - 9:25.64 (number 2 all-time at MU)

  • Outdoor 5K - 16:34.07 (number 2 all-time at MU)

  • Steeplechase - 10:36.32 (number 3 all-time at MU)


Favorite workout: mile repeats or track intervals 


Favorite running gear: Nike Pegasus shoes - I've been wearing them since 2012!


Favorite running memory: running at the Armory in NY for the 2015 Big East Indoor T&F Championships. I had my best performances in the mile and 3K, both physically and mentally, that day. Plus, I got to share the experience with my parents and teammates cheering me on, which made it even more special. 

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