Residence: Morgantown, WV
Hometown: West Union, WV
Age on race day: 24

Best Qualifying Performance: 2:29:54, Boston, 2011
PRs: Half-Marathon, 1:13:13 (2011); Marathon, 2:29:54 (2011)
Olympic Trials Marathon History: Debut

Career Highlights:

4th – 2011 USA 15K Championships
16th – 2011 Boston Marathon, 2:29:54 (PB)
2nd – 2011 USA 20K Championships
4th – 2010 NCAA Championships 10,000m

Additional Highlights:


6th – USA Half Marathon Championships (1:13:13)
4th – USA 15K Championships
16th – Boston Marathon (2:29:54)
10th, Falmouth Road Race
2nd – USA 20K Championships


11th – NCAA Indoor Championships 5000m
4th – NCAA Championships 10,000m
9th – USA Championships 10,000m
4th – USA 20K Championships


4th – NCAA Championships 10,000m

Of Note:

The 2011 Boston Marathon was Grandt’s debut. She finished as third American … Told her University of West Virginia coach, Sean Cleary, early on that she wanted to be a marathoner. He is still coaching her … Grew up in tiny (pop: 806) West Union, WV … Majored in Aquatic Therapy and Exercise Physiology; took a temporary leave from her part-time job as an aquatics instructor to train full-time for Trials.

Blog: Clara Grandt