deanna ardrey

elite Member Since: 2012

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born 1/8/1983
hometown boulder, colorado



Do you have a quote that guides, inspires, or embodies your training/racing/life?
“Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard."

What is your favorite post-race meal?
Burger and fries washed down with an ice cold beer!

What is your must-have piece of running gear?
I have 3 must haves: sports bra, shorts and shoes. They must be stylish; this is where Oiselle comes in!

Do you have a training philosophy?
Stay consistent, train like a workhorse, and (like my coach says) always retain a sense of humor!

What is your favorite place to run?
I love running the endless trails here in Boulder, Colorado. My favorite run in Boulder is Pawnee Pass Trail! It finishes at over 13,000 feet and the views are breathtaking!

Why do you run?
I was born to run! I didn't choose running; running chose me. You cannot ignore your life's purpose.

What animal do you most resemble?
A cheetah; cheetahs are fast and fierce!

What is your favorite activity, when not running?
Biking around town and thrift shopping.

Complete the sentence: If I was stranded in a hotel room with one movie and one book, they would be...
My Cousin Vinny (aka Vinny Bag 'O Donuts) and The Alchemist (my bible)


personal bests

13.1 1:17:04
26.2 2:43:12



racing highlights

2013 - USA Half Marathon Championship - 31st place
2013 - World's Best 10k Puerto Rico - 17th place
2012 - Rock and Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon - 3rd American
2012 - Chicago Marathon - 6th American
2012- 1st place & Course Record at La Sportiva Boneyard Trail Race; Vail, Colorado
2011 - Chicago Marathon: Olympic Trials Qualifier - 2nd American