Becky Wade

QT: 2:33:03

Residence: Boulder, CO

Hometown: Dallas, TX

College: Rice University

Age on Race Day: 30

Affiliation: Nomad Track Club

Qualifying Race: Scotiabank Toronto Marathon 2019

Marathon Best: 2:30:41

Social handles: Instagram - @beckyswade Twitter - @bexwade89

Favorite inspirational quote: "You live simple, you train hard, and live an honest life. Then you are free." - Eliud Kipchoge

Favorite song to run to: Daddy Lessons by Beyonce and the Dixie Chicks

Favorite post-race indulgence: Ice cream and wine

Of Note: 

  • Freelance writer (work appears in Runner's World, Outside, Women's Running, etc.); author of "Run the World: My 3,500-Mile Journey Through Running Cultures Around the Globe" after living with other runners and coaches around the world
  • Favorite running memory is of many epic runs on Mount Entoto in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Has a twin brother; siblings 20 months older are boy-girl twins, as well
  • Won her debut marathon (California International Marathon 2013) in a time of 2:30:41
  • This will be her fourth Trials after 3000m steeplechase in 2012 and 2016 and marathon in 2016
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