Emily Potter

Emily started running in high school, and continued running cross country and track at West Point. After several years just running for fun and adjusting to life in the Army, Emily ran her first marathon in 2005, placing 3rd at Marine Corps. From there she knew marathons were in her future, and was hooked! After spending two years as a resident athlete at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs trying out the sport of Modern Pentathlon, she began to focus on running, and in 2008 she was the National Trail Marathon champion, and competed in her first Olympic Trials Marathon. In 2012, Emily ran her PR of 2:39:55 at the Trials, placing 40th. She will run her third Olympic Trials in 2016, and plans to qualify for her fourth Trials in 2020, so that her young daughters will be old enough to cheer her on.

Personal Bests:

5k – 17:18
10k – 35:18
10 miles – 57:51
13.1 – 1:16:54
26.2 – 2:39:55