Residence: Flagstaff, AZ / Eugene, OR
Hometown: New York City, NY
Age on race day: 28

Best Qualifying Performance: 2:29:35, Houston, 2011
PRs: Half-Marathon, 1:13:20 (2008); Marathon, 2:29:35 (2011)
Olympic Trials Marathon History: Debut

Career Highlights:

3rd – 2011 Chevron Houston Marathon (2:29:35 PR)
2nd – 2010 USA 20K Championships
19th – 2010 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships

Additional Highlights:


3rd – Chevron Houston Marathon (2:29:35)
12th – USA 10 Mile Championships


5th – USA 10K Championships
2nd – USA 20K Championships
19th – IAAF World Half Marathon Championships


10th – NYRR Mini 10K

Of Note:

After battling injuries for 2 ½ years, learned in 2009 that she has Celiac disease, an intolerance to gluten. Soon after, along with Lauren Fleshman, co-founded Picky Bars, a gluten- and dairy-free energy bar … Father encouraged her through injuries while she was competing at University of California – Santa Barbara (UCSB), saying she had more to accomplish; he died of prostate cancer her senior year … Set four PBs in 2011, from 5K to the marathon … Competes for Team USA Arizona / McMillanElite in Flagstaff … Planning to marry U.S. steeplechaser Ben Bruce on Oct. 26, 2012 … Her 28th birthday falls on Jan. 14, the day of the Trials.

Twitter: @stephazona