Event: Race Walk
PR: 20 km RW - 1:40:03 (2003)
Born: June 3, 1977 in Bronx , New York
High School: John F Kennedy Catholic (N.Y.) High School ‘95
Current Residence: Racine, Wis.
College: University of Albany ‘99, Pace University '01
Coach: Mike DeWitt
Club: Parkside Athletic Club/Powerbar
Career Highlights: 2007 USA Indoor champion; 2007 USA 5 km RW champion; 3rd at 2006 and 2007 USA Outdoors
Cohen won her first indoor 3,000m race walk title in 13:51.29 at the 2007
AT&T USA Indoor Track & Field Championships…She began race walking in high
school. After graduating from the University of New York at Albany, she
relocated to Wisconsin to train with coach Mike DeWitt of the University of
Wisconsin - Parkside...her son, Ephraim Cohen Michael Slamka, was born on April
2008: 4th at Olympic Trials (1:42:33)
2007: 3rd in 20km RW at USA Outdoors (1:40:53); USA 5 km RW champion (23:39)…USA Indoor 3km RW champion (13:51.29)...ranked #2 in the U.S. by T&FN.
2006: 3rd in 20km RW at USA Outdoors (1:40:29)…ranked #3 in the U.S. by T&FN.
2005: did not compete (maternity)
2004: 5th at Olympic Trials (1:42:44)…5th at USA Indoors (13:40.15)…71st at IAAF World RW Cup (1:43:54)…2nd at USA 1 hour RW Champs (12,272m).
2003: 3rd at USA Indoors (13:50.85)…5th at USA Outdoors (1:40:03)…7th at Pan Am RW Cup (1:44:57)…3rd at USA 15km RW Champs (1:13:08)…4th at USA 10km RW Champs (52:51)…best of 1:40:03.