Carrie interviews elite runner Allie Kieffer! They discuss her recent fifth place finish at the TCS NYC Marathon, where she set a huge PR. Allie also talks about running through grief and loss and her future racing plans.
Recorded November 13, 2017 Photo Credit: Fred Goris
Allie graduated from Wake Forest University with a B.A. in Psychology in June 2009. At Wake Forest, she competed on the cross country and track & field teams for four years and earned All-ACC honors in cross country in 2008 and was also selected as the ACC Runner of the Week in 2008. In 2012, Allie qualified for the US Olympic Trials in the 10,000m, but was unable to compete due to injury. In January 2016, Allie was the first place woman finisher at the Miami Marathon (2:55:30). Later that year, she set the indoor marathon world record at the The Fort Washington Avenue Armory Indoor Track Marathon in a time of 2:44:44 (the record was broken the following year). In 2017, Allie placed 4th at the USATF 10 Mile Championships (54:20) and went on to finish 5th at the TCS NYC Marathon (2:29:39). Allie lives and trains in Buffalo, New York.