Magdalena Lewy Boulet
PR: 2:30:19 (2008)
Current Residence: Oakland, Calif.
High School: Lakewood HS '92
College: University of California Berkeley '97
Coach: Jack Daniels
At the 2008 Olympic Team Trials – women’s marathon, Lewy Boulet ran far ahead of the pack for the first half of the race. Her lead at 14 miles was 1:55. She made her first Olympic Team, finishing second to 2004 Olympic bronze medalist Deena Kastor in a personal-best time of 2:30:19. About one week prior to the 2008 Olympic Games, Lewy Boulet suffered from a stiff knee after hitting it on the arm of an Olympic shuttle bus. She was forced to drop out of the Olympic Marathon at approximately 20 km. She had passed 10 km in 37:24.The native of Poland and mother to a nearly 3-year-old boy, Lewy Boulet's time improved on her personal best of 2:30:50, which she ran in placing fifth at the 2004 Olympic Trials in St. Louis.…Lewy-Boulet is a native of Poland. In 1988, following her father who had gone ahead to make the journey possible, she moved with her mother and brother to Kiel in the north of Germany, before ending her voyage for freedom in Long Beach, California, in 1991. She became a U.S. citizen on September 11, 2001…lives in Oakland with her husband Richie, one of the United States' best milers in the 1990s. They have a son, Owen, born in May 2005… now works as a full-time assistant coach at Cal-Berkeley…graduated from Berkeley with a degree in human biodynamics.
2008: Olympic Trials runner-up (2:30:19)…did not finish Olympic Marathon…6th at Olympic Trials in 10,000m (32:45.06)…11th at NYC Marathon (2:33:56)…3rd at 10,000m at Stanford (32:33)…ranked #3 in the U.S. by T&FN…best of 2:30:19.
2006: 15th at NYC marathon (2:42:38)…1st in Orange County marathon (2:50:41)
2005: did not compete (maternity)
2004: 5th at Olympic Trials (2:30:50)…ranked #6 in the U.S. by T&FN…best of 2:30:50.
2003: 2nd at Pittsburgh Marathon (2:31:38)
2002: 1st at Pittsburgh Marathon (2:36:48)...ranked #9 in the U.S. by T&FN…best of 2:36:48.