Elites – Female

As of 5/9/2022 - subject to change due to drops

Molly Bookmyer
USA 25 km Open Championship
Age 31, Columbus, OH - She lives with her husband Eric and dog Cooper and works full time as a Senior Demand Planner at Hawthorne Gardening Company. She is a member of the McKirdy Trained High Performance Team and has been coached by James McKirdy since November of 2020. She finished third at the USATF 25k in 2019 and has qualified for the 2020 and 2024 Olympic Trials in the marathon.
Meet Molly
Kelsey Bruce
USA 25 km Open Championship
Age 29, Brackettville, TX - Just an athlete thankful to compete, and have fun hitting the roads! Head XC/ TF coach, 3xOTQ, 2019 World Championship Qualifier, 2022 Austin Marathon Champ
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Ann Centner
USA 25 km Open Championship
Age 30, Tallahassee, FL - As a current PhD Nutrition student as Florida State University, running is my number one hobby and how I spend much of my free time. The half marathon is my favorite race distance, and I set a PR at Houston with a 1:13:45 after working with James McKirdy for 6 weeks. With a recent win, 4 minute PR, and course record of 2:38 at Napa Valley marathon in March, I'm excited to work towards getting my marathon time down further this year.
Meet Ann
Keira D'Amato
USA 25 km Open Championship
Age 37, Midlothian, VA - American Record Holder Marathon (2:19:12) - to Win Houston Marathon; 4th place 2021 Chicago Marathon; 2021 USA Half Marathon Champion; World and American Women's only 10 mile record holder: 51:23
Meet Keira
Amber Dermyre
25K Open Division
Age 32, Ferndale, MI - First overall women Brooksieway 2017 1:24 2nd overall women Rock CF Half marathon 2017 1:24:43 First women Growlers Gallop 5k 201718:04 First Women Corktown 5k 18:02 First Women Holiday Hustle 5k 18:27 TCS New York Marathon 2017 85th Female, 3:01:44 Indianapolis Monumental Marathon 3:05 2016
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Sydney DeVore
USA 25 km Open Championship
Age 30, Ferndale, MI - 2020 US Olympic Marathon trials qualifier with personal bests of 2:32.39 in the marathon and 1:12.11 in the 1/2. Also works full time as a Physical Therapist in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Meet Sydney
Brittney Feivor
USA 25 km Open Championship
Age 27, Scottsdale, AZ - 2020 US Olympic Marathon trials qualifier with personal bests of 2:32.39 in the marathon and 1:12.11 in the 1/2. Also works full time as a Physical Therapist in Scottsdale, Arizona.
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Dianne Fisher
USA 25 km Open Championship
Age 37, Rocky River, OH - I am a wife, stay at home mom, an occupational therapist, and a runner chasing Olympic trials qualifying dreams. I love spending time outdoors with my family and pushing myself to new limits. I am honored to be a part of the 25k championship elite field and look forward to racing alongside some very talented athletes.
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Lindsey Flanagan
USA 25 km Open Championship
Age 31, Coulder, CO - 4th Place 2021 USATF Road Circuit 2:26.54 Marathon, Paris 2022 1:09.37 1/2 Marathon, Houston 2020
Meet Lindsey
Shannon Kinney
USA 25 km Open Championship
Age 37, Louiseville, CO -
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Dakotah Lindwurm
USA 25 km Open Championship
Age 27, Eagan, MN - (Puma/Minnesota Distance Elite) World Athletics - #5 USA Road Running ranking 1:09:36 Half Marathon Personal Best (Houston, 2022) 2:29:04 Marathon Best (Grandma's 2021, 1st place overall) 2:31:04 Boston Marathon (2021, 3rd USA, 13th overall) 1:10:38 NYC Half Marathon (2022, 4th USA, 11th overall) 1:09:40 Half Marathon (USA Championship 2021, 3rd place) Boston Marathon 2022 -- scheduled to run.
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Sakiko Minagawa
USA 25 km Open Championship
Age 27, Westerville, OH -
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Lauren Paquette
USA 25 km Open Championship
Age 35, Flagstaff, AZ - PERSONAL BESTS 1500m – 4:09.86 (2009) 3,000m – 8:47.81 (2018) 5,000m – 15:10.01 (2020) 10,000m – 31:53.72 (2020) Half Marathon – 1:09:46 (2021) LAUREN’S STORY Lauren, like many runners, started as a middle distance runner in her hometown of Little Rock, Arkansas. She remained an 800- and 1500-meter runner throughout college and into the beginning of her post-collegiate career. It was when she tried the 5,000 meters, however, that she finally found out she was a distance runner. In her first professional try at the distance she won the 2016 Mt Sac Relays in 15:20.44. PRO STATS After graduating from Baylor University in 2008, Lauren chose to focus on the 800 and 1500, eventually setting personal bests of 2:02.97 and 4:09.86. In 2016, she switched her focus to the 3,000 and 5,000 meters, and has had an enormous amount of success in those events. She qualified for the 2016 Olympic Trials in the 5,000. In 2017, she finished third at the Cork City Sports meet in the 3,000 meters, running a then best of 8:56.99. In 2018, she finished fourth at the USATF Championships in the 5,000 and ran an outdoor personal best of 8:48.65 in the 3,000 at the London Anniversary Games. In 2019, she came within two tenths of a second of her best at 5,000 meters, running 15:14.64. Lauren joined HOKA NAZ Elite in January of 2020, but due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, was unable to race until July. She finished third at the KT Tape St. George Showdown over 5,000 meters in her first competition as a member of the team. Then, in late August, she won the Sunset Tour 5,000 in a new PB of 15:10.01 and followed that up with a 31:53.72 over 10,000 meters at the HOKA Distance Carnival.
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Sarah Pagno
USA 25 km Open Championship
Age 30, San Diego, CA -
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Andrea Pomaranski
USA 25 km Open Championship
Age 39, Wolverine Lake, MI - Wife and mom of 3. Marathon Personal best of 2:33:35, was the 10th American at the 2021 Boston Marathon, a 3 - time Olympic Trials qualifier in the Marathon, and the 2021 Michigan 10 mile state champion.
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Joanna Stephens
USA 25 km Open Championship
Age 27, Rockford, MI -
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Andrea Toppin
USA 25 km Open Championship
Age 29, Broomfield CO - Elite marathoner for Oiselle as well as a sports, pediatrics, and women's health chiropractor at Washington Park Chiropractic in Denver, CO.
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Aliphine Tuliamuk
USA 25 km Open Championship
Age 33, Flagstaff, AZ - 020 Tokyo Olympian in the Marathon and 2020 Olympic Trials Marathon Champion. Won USATF 25k in 2016 and 2018. Personal best 25k time of 1:25:35 (2018)
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Lisa Veneziano
USA 25 km Open Championship
Age 57, Fenton, MI -
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Daisy Kimeli
5K / 10K Combo
Age 27, Lansing, MI - I am currently on the World Athletics Top 50 List for the half marathon. My half-marathon PB is 68:48 I belong to a Turkish running club and complete many of my international races in Turkey
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Mary Munanu
5K / 10K Combo
Age 27, Lansing, MI -
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