PR: Marathon - 2:32:37
Current Residence: Nashville, Tenn.
Hometown: Lansing, Mich.
High School: Gull Lake High School
College: Grand Valley State University
Coach: Terry Shea
2011 USA 25 km bronze medalist (1:28:48)
All-American in cross country at Grand Valley State University
Faber was a solid runner in high school and in college at Grand Valley State University. She never won an individual state or national title, but she did pick up one Cross Country All-America honor in 2002. After college Faber continued to run, and decided that she would try her hand at the marathon in 2004. She finished as the 441st female at the Chicago Marathon in a time of 3:28:51. Faber dropped 17 minutes off her time in her second marathon, then another six minutes on her third. The trend continued from there and she went on to run 13 consecutive PR’s in the marathon and run a current PR of 2:32:37 as she won the 2012 Twin Cities Marathon. The 2013 World Championships will be Faber’s first time to race in the Team USA singlet. After learning that she made the world team, Faber blogged that she added songs from the “Rocky IV” soundtrack to her iPod to remind her to focus on Russia.
2014: 4th at Nashville Vanderbilt Invitational (17:05.06); 2nd at Birmingham Half-Marathon (1:16:05); 6th at Taipei (2:43.57); 1st at Nashville St. Jude Country Music City Marathon (2:47.32);
2013: 23rd at World Outdoors marathon (2;44:03)
2012: 1st at Twin Cities marathon (2:32:37); 7th at USA 20 km (1:09:35); 8th at USA half marathon (1:13:27); 7th at USA 25 km (1:27:16); 21st at Olympic Trials marathon (2:36:50)
2011: 10th at Chicago marathon (2:36:58); 8th at USA 20 km (1:10:53); 22nd at USA Outdoors 10,000m (33:52.95); 3rd at USA 25 km (1:28:48); 18th at USA 15 km (53:07)
2010: 22nd at New York City marathon (2:39:41); 1st at Hartford marathon (2:41:06); 8th at Grandma’s marathon (2:42:42)
2009: 1st at Hartford marathon (2:46:33); 1st at Washington D.C. marathon (2:48:39)
2008: Boston Marathon (2:54:48)
2007: 1st at Negril, Jamaica marathon (3:00:57)
2006: Portland Marathon (3:05:23)
2005: Detroit Marathon (3:11:24)
2004: Chicago Marathon (3:28:51)
USA/World Rankings and Personal Bests
2014: Indoor Bests - 5,000m (17:05.06); Outdoor Bests - 10km road (36:03); 15km road (55:43); Half-Marathon (1:16:05); Marathon (2:43:57)
2013: Outdoor Bests - Marathon, 2:38.32 (No. 25 in the USA)