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Kirstin rudd

PERSONAL BESTS

3000m St - 11:38.98

5000m - 18:03

Half Marathon - 1:24:29

Marathon - 3:01:31

About Kirstin: Kirstin attended and graduated from Bucknell University in 2012 with a BS in Neuroscience. She is originally from Ithaca, NY and now lives in Boston, MA where she works for Harvard Medical School in a Genetics lab. She plans on attending Yale Nursing school this fall (2015) and will be specializing in Mental Health and Psychiatry. Kirstin has not been running competitively for too long but has already found some great success in longer distance running! In her first marathon ever (Wineglass Marathon) she ran 3:20:58 and in her second marathon (Boston Marathon) she ran 3:01:31! Kirstin aspires to make a difference in the health industry and has a passion for people.  

NCAA Career: When she attended Bucknell, Kirstin had no intention of being a student-athlete. She walked onto the track team her sophomore year as a pole vaulter. She vaulted 10 feet 6 1/4 inches and began running with her distance teammates over the summer to stay in shape. She was convinced to run cross country during her Junior year and ended up switching exclusively to distance her Senior year specializing in the steeplechase. After graduating she pursued the marathon distance.

Kirstin's Goals: Running has helped Kirstin develop a lot as a person and has bolstered some of the most important relationships in her life. She would like to continue to improve at the marathon as well as shorter distances. She is very grateful for the opportunity to run and is excited to use it as a platform to give back to others. 

 

A WORD FROM THE COACH:

"Kirstin is the 11th member of our team and I am extremely excited to welcome her to the team. Kirstin has limited competitive running experience but has already shown incredible potential and talent in her running. She works hard and is extremely intelligent. I am very excited for her future and to see what amazing things she can do in the marathon and beyond!"