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Megan Lizotte
Events:  Trail Running/Mountain Running/Road Marathon
Height:  5'2"
Weight:  103
Born: 1983
Current Residence: San Diego, CA
Sponsors: Montrail, Mountain Hardwear, Smith Optics, CLIF Bar

Career Highlights

  • First-ever American female winner of Sierre-Zinal Mountain Race (2010)
  • 2x USA Olympic Marathon Trials qualifier (2012, 2008)
  • 5x IAAF World Mountain Running Championships qualifier (2014, 2013, 2011, 2010, 2009)
  • 8x USA Mountain Running Team member
  • 2014 & 2009 World Mountain Running Championships Team Bronze Medalist
  • 2011 USATF Trail Marathon National Champion
  • #1-USA Ranked Female Marathoner, U-25 (2007)

Most Recently

  • September 2014: Helped the USA Womenís Mountain Running Team earn a bronze medal at the IAAF World Mountain Running Championships (Massa, Italy)
  • September 2014: 2nd place Salomon Golden Leaf Half Marathon (Aspen, CO)
  • July 2014 Ė 5th place USATF Mountain Running Championships (Loon Mountain, NH)
  • June 2014 Ė 3rd place GoPro Mountain Games Spring Run-Off 10k (Vail, CO)

In their own words...

Running achievement I am most proud of:

Becoming the first-ever American woman to win the Sierre Zinal Mountain Race, qualifying for more World Mountain Running Championships teams than any other USA woman (5x), qualifying for the USA Olympic Marathon Trials twice, running a sub-2:45 marathon while pregnant.

Why I run:

I run because it gives me a sense of peace and joy. I enjoy running because it requires minimal equipment and can be done pretty much anywhere! Itís my time to be calm, creative and reflective. As a mom, I donít much free time to myself. Running allows me to intentionally focus on myself so I can then give back to my family.

Future Goals:

I would like to qualify for as many USA Teams as I can and lower my marathon PR to sub-2:40. I also hope to inspire my daughter (and other young girls) to develop a love for running.

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