PR: 2:31:35 (2000)
Born: October 10, 1962 in Butte, Mt.
Current Residence: Anchorage, Alaska
High School: Billings West HS (Mt.) '80
College: Montana State '84
Coach: John Clark
Agent: John Clark
Club: Team Raven
Career Highlights: 2000 Olympic Marathon Trials champion; 3rd at 1999 USA Marathon Championships.
Clark's victory at the 2000 Olympic Marathon Trials was one of the greatest upsets in U.S. Olympic Trials history...'My expectations were top-20, and a great day would be top-10. Winning I never thought about. I'm in shock.'...at the Trials, improved PR by 7:07, then lowered her PR still further with a 2:31:35, 19th-place finish at the Olympic Games. That time gave Clark a total PR improvement 9:03 during the course of 2000... Clark's Olympic performance was made all the more impressive, considering she had suffered from plantar fascitis throughout much of the summer ...did pre-Olympic Trials training on a treadmill in her basement ... Clark's story and Olympic Trials victory brought a deluge of media interest, from the Today Show to Oprah Winfrey's magazine 'O'... 1978-79 Montana state cross country champion... earned medical degree from University of Washington in 1988...works as a pathologist at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage, and her husband, John, also is a medical doctor...the couple has two children...was the U.S. Olympic Committee's March 2000 Female Athlete of the Month... maiden name is Hoth.
2000: 19th at Olympic marathon (2:31:35)...won Olympic Trials with PR
2:33:31 (seeded #22)...suffered from plantar fascitis in June... ranked #1 in
U.S. by T&FN... best of 2:31.35.
1999: 3rd at Twin Cities Marathon, USA Championship...won Anchorage Mayor's Midnight Sun Marathon for third time (also 1995 and 1998)... best of 2:40:38.
1998: 2nd Portland Marathon...best of 2:47:14.
1996: 76th at Olympic Trials (2:51:07).
1995: Won Seattle Marathon...best of 2:49:21.