Emily de la Bruyere

Emily started running because she found buses in her native Manhattan inefficient.  She kept at it since she couldn’t play any other sport — though she did once fall over backwards trying to kick a soccer ball. After four years of unsuccessfully petitioning the New York mayor’s office to install steeplechase barriers around the bridle path, she gave up on urban running and headed to bucolic Princeton, NJ. There, she was two-time (or, as her teammates put it, “two-many time”) captain of the cross-country team, first team Academic All-American, many-time Heps and ECAC scorer, top-five all-time in the 5,000 meters and the steeplechase, and school record holder in the fewest-bites-per-apple event (3.5 bites). Though still not ratified, that mark is a contender for world record status. Emily is currently pursuing a Master’s in International Security at Sciences Po — and trying desperately to convince the rest of Paris that running scarves are, well, not a thing.

Personal Bests:

Mile – 4:48
3k – 9:24
3k steeple – 9:59.33
5k – 16:04
10k – 34:09
​10 mile – 57:37