Houston Marathon Committee, Inc.

Magdalena Lewy Boulet

Residence: Oakland, CA
Hometown: Jastrzębie-Zdrój, Poland
Age on race day: 38

Best Qualifying Performance: 2:26:22, Rotterdam, 2010
PRs: Half-Marathon, 1:11:46 (2009); Marathon, 2:26:22 (2010)
Olympic Trials Marathon History: 2nd – 2:30:19 (2008); 5th – 2:30:50 (2004)

Career Highlights:

2008 Olympian
2010 USA 20K Champion
2009 USA Half Marathon Champion
Member of USA Bronze Medalist team, IAAF World Cross Country Championships, 2010 and 2011

Additional Highlights:


18th – IAAF World Cross Country Championships
23rd – Virgin London Marathon (2:31:22)
1st – Falmouth Road Race
1st – 2011 Giant Race Half Marathon (1:14:31)
1st – Big Sur Half Marathon (1:14:16)


20th – IAAF World Cross Country Championships
2nd – Fortis Rotterdam Marathon (2:26:22 PR)
USA 20K Champion
7th – Bank of America Chicago Marathon (2:28:14)


USA Half Marathon Champion (1:11:47)
2nd – Rock ‘n’ Roll San Jose Half Marathon (1:11:46 PR)
6th – ING New York City Marathon (2:32:17)

Of Note:

Lewy Boulet led 2008 Trials by as much as 1:55 before being caught by Deena Kastor … Set personal bests in 2011 at 5K and 10K on the roads as well as 5000m and 10,000m on the track … In 1988, when she was 15, left her native Poland for Kiel, Germany, where her father was waiting after leaving Poland three years earlier for political reasons. Family ended up in Long Beach, CA, in 1991 … Graduated from Cal-Berkeley with a degree in human biodynamics before earning Master’s degree in exercise physiology from Cal State East Bay … She and husband Richie Boulet, a top American miler in the 1990s, have a 6-year-old son, Owen … A founder of the Bay Area Track Club, with which she trains … Became a U.S. citizen on September 11, 2001.

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