Laura Thweatt

QT: 2:29:06

Residence: Superior, CO

Hometown: Durango, CO

College: University of Colorado

Age on Race Day: 30

Affiliation: Saucony

Qualifying Race: Bank of America Chicago Marathon 2019

Marathon Best: 2:25:38

Social Handles: Instagram - @lthweatt  Twitter - @lthweatt11

Favorite inspirational quote: "Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts." - Winston Churchill

Favorite movie: The Money Pit

Favorite running memory: Every time she does the Gudies Point trail in Durango, she falls in love with running all over again.

Of Note: 

  • Assistant Cross Country Coach at Monarch High School in Louisville, CO, which has "provided an incredible balance and perspective" to her own pro running
  • Fifth at 2016 Trials at 10,000 meters
  • 2015 USATF Cross Country Champion; on Team USA at IAAF World Cross Country Championships
  • Struggled with injuries for two years after setting her PB in London in 2017; didn't run for six months and didn't race for almost a year. 
  • Considers her two biggest accomplishments receiving an athletic scholarship to UC and signing a pro contract with Saucony
  • Boyfriend Alex Monroe also plans to compete in Trials
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