Emma Hecker

After a distinguished career as a bench warmer on her middle school soccer and basketball teams, Emma decided to give running a try. She went out for cross country and track in high school, where she found her true passion. She took a hiatus from racing during college and rekindled her love for the sport after graduation when she decided to check “run a marathon” off her bucket list. Now, with two marathons under her belt, Emma realized she had found her distance. With GRC she hopes to continue focusing on longer road races and eventually break 1:20 in the half and 2:50 in the full.  Emma works at the Department of Transportation and is currently completing her Master’s in Public Policy at American University. 

Personal Bests:
Marathon: 2:55