PR: Half-Marathon: 1:15:23 (2002); Marathon: 2:36:10 (2002)
Born: January 21, 1967 in Northhampton, Mass.
Current Residence: Los Osos, Calif.
High School: Hopkins Academy (Hadley, Mass.) '84
College: Boston College '88
Coach: Steve Boaz/Joe Rubio
Career Highlight: 2002 USA Marathon champion (2:36:10), Twin Cities
In 2002, Gaitenby won her first U.S. title at the Twin Cities Marathon (2:36:10)in 2001, Gaitenby, a kitchen designer, left her business and Boston to join the Fila Discovery USA program in California, with dramatic results in April, she set a twelve-minute personal record at the Boston Marathon (2:36:45).
2003: 9th Boston Marathon (2:38:19).
2002: National champion at Twin Cities Marathon (2:36:10, second overall), personal record13th Boston Marathon (2:38:55), first American2nd New Bedford Half-Marathon (1:15:23)3rd USA Running Circuit Grand Prix (tie)#5 U.S. ranked by T&FN.
2001: Qualified for the World Championship marathon team with her 2:36:45 at Boston Marathon, finishing 14th as the first American32nd World Championships Marathon (2:39:20)#4 U.S. ranked by T&FN. 2000: Finished 39th at U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials (2:48:58).