Olympic Trials Qualifier: Natalie Gingerich Mackenzie

I ran the San Diego Rock and Roll marathon with college friends in 2005 with the goal of finishing, and ran I believe 3:24 it was. I ran cross country nationals that year on next to no training, and Devon quickly whisked me into running track races for the next 5 years that I lived in NYC (where she qualified for USA Indoor Nationals in the mile in 2008 and 2009). 12 years later, in 2017 I trained for Chicago and ran 2:48, took a break to have a baby, and then qualified with 2:43 last June at Grandma’s. Is…

Olympic Trials Qualifier: Andrea Bradshaw

Andrea Bradshaw has been with Central Park Track Club – New Balance since 2009. Originally focusing on short and middle distance events, Andrea only ran her first marathon in 2019. In her second attempt at the distance, at the Philadelphia Marathon, Andrea qualified for the Olympic Trials with a personal best 2:44:15.   Where did you qualify for the trials? What was your time? Philadelphia Marathon 2019. 2:44:12 or 2:44:15 (depending on gun or chip time) What is your best, clearest memory of your qualifying race? The most fun moment was running (mile 5?) through downtown Philly, with spectators on…

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