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Deena Kastor

Residence: Mammoth Lakes, CA
Hometown: Waltham, MA
Age on race day: 38

Best Qualifying Performance: 2:36:20, London, 2010
PRs: Half-Marathon, 1:07:34 (2006); Marathon, 2:19:36 (2006, U.S. Record)
Olympic Trials Marathon History: 1st – 2008 (2:29:35); 2nd – 2004 (2:29:38)

Career Highlights:

Bronze Medalist, 2004 Olympic Games Marathon (2:27:20)
3-time Olympian (2000, 2004, 2008)
1st – 2005 LaSalle Banks Chicago Marathon (2:21:25)
1st – 2006 Flora London Marathon (2:19:36, PR)
2-time World Cross Country Silver Medalist, 2002 and 2003
5-time USA 10,000m Champion (2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2007)
2001 USA Women’s Marathon Champion (New York, 2:26:58)
5-time USA 15K Champion (2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2007)
7-time USA Cross Country Champion (1997, 8K; 1999, 8K; 2000, 4K and 8K; 2001, 8K; 2002, 8K; 2003, 8K)
U.S. Records at 5K (14:54), 8K (24:36), 12K (38:24), 15K (47:15), 10 mile (51:31), 20K (1:04:07), half-marathon (1:07:34), 30K (1:39:08) and marathon (2:19:36)

Additional Highlights:

2011

13th – NYYR Dash to the Finish Line 5K
1st – Dodge Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Half Marathon (1:11:48)
1st – Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Half Marathon (1:12:23)
2nd – Great Cow Harbor 10K
25th – NYRR New York Mini 10K

2010

1st – P. F. Chang’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Half Marathon (1:09:43)
2nd – NYC Half (1:09:43)
18th – Virgin London Marathon (2:36:20)

2009

1st – Shamrock Shuffle 5K
1st – BUPA Edinburgh 10K
3rd – ING Bay to Breakers 12K
7th – NYRR Half (1:13:48)
6th – Bank of America Chicago Marathon (2:28:50)

Of Note:

Is trying to make her fourth Olympic team … Mammoth Track Club member is a 25-time USA champion (5 track, 12 road and 8 cross country) … Her U.S. Record of 14:54 at 5K, set at the Carlsbad 5000 in 2002, was a World Record at the time … Married to Andrew Kastor … Gave birth to her daughter, Piper, on February 21, 2011 in an emergency C-section … Did not run at all during the last 5 ½ months of her pregnancy. “I could barely walk the dog to the end of the street,” she has said … First race back after maternity was NYRR New York Mini 10K on June 11, 2011 … Told Runner’s World in November that she thinks it will take 2:24 to make the 2012 Olympic team.

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