PRs: 10, 000 35:02 (2003) Half-Marathon: 1:15:21
(2002); Marathon: 2:34:54 (2003)
Born: January 21, 1967 in North Hampton, Mass.
Current Residence: Los Osos, Calif.
High School: Hopkins Academy (Hadley, Mass.) '84
College: Boston College '88
Coach: Steve Boaz
Club: ASICS Aggie Running Club
Career Highlights: 2002 USA marathon champion (2:36:10), 3-time member of U.S. marathon team for IAAF World Championships.
This is Boaz's third appearance at the World Championships. In both of her previous outings, she was the top U.S. finisher, placing 32nd in 2001 and 33rd in a personal best of 2:34:54 in 2003. Boaz earned her ticket to Helsinki last fall when she was the first U.S. finisher, fifth overall at the Twin Cities Marathon in a time of 2:36:08. Boaz won her first U. title at the 2002 Twin Cities Marathon (2:36:10)in 2001, Boaz, a kitchen designer, left her business and Boston to join the Fila Discovery USA program in California, with dramatic results - in April that year, she set a twelve-minute personal record at the Boston Marathon (2:36:45).
2004: 5th at Twin Cities Marathon (2:36:08), 1st American1st at PA
Pacific Sun 10k2nd at PA Heritage Oaks 10k, 2004.
2003: 33rd at IAAF World Championships, Paris, (2:34:54 PR), 1st American. 9th Boston Marathon (2:38:19).
2002: USA marathon champion (2:36:10 PR, second overall) 13th Boston Marathon (2:38:55), first American2nd New Bedford Half-Marathon (1:15:23)3rd on USA Running Circuit Grand Prix standings (tie)#5 U.S. ranked by T&FN.
2001: 32nd at IAAF World Championships, Seville (2:39:20), first U.S. finisher14th at Boston Marathon (2:36:45), first U.S #4 U.S. ranked by T&FN
2000: 39th at U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials (2:48:58).