Carrie interviews two-time Olympian Amy Cragg! Amy discusses training at altitude, running high mileage, how she fills her free time, and her training for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon!
Recorded August 29, 2018
Amy is a two-time U.S. Olympian. She placed second in her debut marathon in 2011, with a time 2:27:03 and just recently took 5 minutes off of that PR placing 3rd in the 2018 Tokyo Marathon running the 5th fastest time in US History, 2:21:42. In 2012, Amy finished fourth at the U.S. marathon trials, one place out of a team spot, but months later won the Olympic Trials 10,000-meter race. At the 2012 London Olympics, after a strong first half, Hastings went on to run 31:10.69, placing 11th. In 2014, Amy won the national 10K road title at the Peachtree Road Race on July 4, and capped her year by running 2:27:03 to tie her PR and place fifth at the Chicago Marathon. In February 2016, she won the Olympic Marathon Trials. Six months later in Rio, she placed ninth in the Olympic marathon. Amy finished third at the 2017 World Championships in the marathon. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband, Irish Olympian Alistair Cragg. Amy trains with the Bowerman Track Club.