Deena Kastor

Deena Kastor

Event: Marathon
Height: 5-4
Weight: 104
PR: 10,000m - 30:52.32 (2002); Half Marathon - 1:07:34 (2006); Marathon - 2:19:36 (2006)
Born: 02/14/1973
Current Residence: Mammoth Lakes, Calif.
Hometown: Mammoth Lakes, Calif.
High School: Agoura (Calif.) '91
College: Arkansas '96
Coach: Andrew Kastor
Sponsor: ASICS

USA Championships
Five-time USA 10,000m champion - 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2007
Three-time USA Marathon champion - 2001, 2007, 2008
Nine-time USA road champion ranging from 8 km-15 km

International Championships
2004 Olympic marathon bronze medalist (2:27:20)
Two-time silver World Cross Country silver medalist - 2002 (27:04); 2003 (26:02)
1st place 2006 London Marathon (2:19:36)
1st place 2005 Chicago Marathon (2:21:25)

Awards and honors
Holds eight current american records from 5 km - marathon

About Deena
One of the more accomplished distance runners in American history, Kastor returned to the World Championships in 2013 for the first time since 2007. This was Kastor’s second world championship of the year after competing at World Cross Country and helping the team to a 4th place finish. Excelling at the marathon distance, Kastor has claimed top ten finishes at a total of eight major marathons since 2001. Kastor is also a member of the USATF Board of Directors and won the 2003 Jesse Owens Award, which is given annually to the top American track and field athlete. Kasor gave birth to daughter Piper in 2011.

Events & Rankings:Results
1st at Dallas Half Marathon (1:11:57); 1st at New York Women's Half Marathon (1:11:38); 4th at Boulder International Challenge (33:59); 11th at New York Mini 10K (33:17)
2013: 9th at World Outdoors Marathon (2:36:12); 7th at Beach to Beacon 10 km (32:29); 9th at San Diego RNR half marathon (1:15:51); 1st at New York Women’s half marathon (1:13:25); 34th at World XC (25:52); 3rd at Los Angeles Marathon (2:32:59); 3rd at USA XC (26:41); 1st at Pasadena RNR half marathon (1:12:57)
2012: 2nd at Los Angeles RNR half marathon (1:14:51); 6th at Olympic Trials marathon (2:30:40)
2011: 1st at Los Angeles RNR half marathon (1:11:48); 1st at San Jose RNR half marathon (1:12:23); 2nd at Cow Harbor 10 km (33:21)
2010: 17th at London marathon (2:36:20); 2nd at New York half marathon (1:09:43); 1st at Tempe RNR half marathon (1:09:43)
2009: 6th at Chicago marathon (2:28:50); 7th at New York half marathon (1:13:48)
2008: DNF Olympic marathon; 1st at Olympic Trials marathon (2:29:35); 1st at USA 15 km (49:36)
2007: 16th at World half marathon (1:09:38); 1st at USA 10 km (32:01); 6th at World Outdoors 10,000m (32:24:58); 1st at Stockholm 5,000m (14:52.21); 4th at London 3,000m (8:50.90); 7th at Monaco 3,000m (8:44.45); 7th at Rome 5,000m (15:13.82); 1st at USA marathon (2:35:09); 1st at USA 15 km (47:20)
2006: 6th at New York City Marathon (2:27:54); 1st at London Marathon (2:19:36); 2nd at Berlin half marathon (1:07:34)
2005: 4th at USA Outdoor Champs (31:45.08)U.S. 8k Champion (25:05)1st at Chicago marathon (2:21:25)1st at 8K LaSalle (24:36AR)1st at Jefferson marathon (67:53 AR)ranked #1 in the U.S. in the marathonbests of 24:36 (8k), 31:45.08 (10,000m), and 2:21:25 (marathon).
2004: Olympic marathon bronze medalist (2:27:20)Olympic Trials Marathon runner-up (2:29:38)Olympic Trials 10 km champion (31:09.65 meet record)ranked #3 at the marathon in the world (#1U.S.) and #1 in the U.S. at the 10,000m by T&FNbest of 2:29:38 & 31:09.65.
2003: 12th at World Outdoor Champs in 10,000m (31:17.87)1st at USA Outdoors (31:28.97)3rd at Flora London Marathon (2:21:16, American record)won U.S. Cross Country 8 km (29:06) 2nd at World Country Championships 8 km (26:02)won her fourth consecutive USA 15 km road title (47:15) bettering her previous American record set at the same event in 2002 (48:12) by 57 secondsranked #1 in U.S. at 3,000m, 5,000m and 10,000m by T&FN bests of 31:17.87 & 2:21:16.
2002: Set a world best road time at the Carlsbad 5000 (14:54)... 2nd in 10,000m at Stanford in American record time of 30:50.32won U.S. Cross Country 8 km (26:31)won U.S. 15 km title (48:12AR) 2nd at World XC (27:04), leading Team USA to silver-medal team finish2nd at USA Outdoors 5000m (15:13.93) 6th at LaSalle Bank Chicago Marathon (2:26:53)ranked #1 at 10,000m, #2 at 5,000m in U.S. by T&FNbests of 15:13.93, 30:50.32AL, 2:26:53PR.
2001: USA Outdoor 10,000m champ (32:05.14)won U.S. Cross Country 8km (26:14)won U.S. Marathon Championship (2:26:58)11th at World Outdoor Championships (32:18.65)12th at World 8km XC (29:28)won Boulder Bolder 10km U.S. 15km road champion at Gate River Runranked #1 in 10,000m, #3 at 3000m in U.S. by T&FNbests of 8:45.77, 15:08.02, 32:05.14 and 2:26:58.
2000: Won Olympic Trials 10,000 (31:51.05 meet record), 2nd in 5,000 (15:11.55)...18th in opening 10,000m Olympic heat while competing with an Achilles injury (34:40.86)...set PR at 5,000m in Stockholm Aug. 1 with 14:45.62 (9th)...displayed good speed with PR 8:42.59 for 3000m at Zurich on Aug. 11...won both National Cross Country Champs short (4km) and long course (8km) races...12th at World Cross Country Champs long course race but fell during race after swallowing a bee...set American road record for 5km, running 15:08 at Carlsbad 5000 in March...ranked #1 in 10,000 and #2 in 5,000 in U.S. by T&FN... bests of 8:42.59 PR, 14:45.62 PR and 31:51.05 PR.
1999: Won USA XC Long Course race...3rd in 10,000 at USA Outdoors (32:00.72)...11th at World Champs (32:11.14)...bests of 8:45.13, 14:56.84 and 32:00.72.
1998: 4th in USA 8km World XC Trials...20th in World 8km XC Champs...3rd in 5000 (15:41.90 PR) at Mt SAC...10th in 5000 (16:20.37) at USA Champs...6th in 5000 at Stockholm (15:07.83 PR)...ranked #7 in U.S. at 5000 by T&FN...bests of 9:06.28 and 15:07.83.
1997: Won World University Games 10,000...won USA XC Champs ...3rd in USA Outdoors 10,000 ...ranked #4 in U.S. at 10,000 by T&FN...bests of 9:10.80, 15:43.63 and 32:47.44.
1996: Won SEC Indoor 5000 (16:43.83)...2nd in SEC 3000, 3rd in 5000...5th in 10,000 at NCAA... 5th in 5000 heat at NCAA...20th at USA XC Champs...bests of 9:35.75 and 16:29.17.
1995: Did not compete.
1994: Won SEC Indoor 5000 (16:30.22)... 4th in NCAA 10,000...12th in NCAA XC... 2nd in 5000, 5th in 3000 at SEC...7th in SEC XC...bests of 9:45.31 and 16:45.17.
1993: 2nd at 5000 in NCAA Indoor (15:52.80 PR) ...6th in NCAA XC...5th in 5000 heat at NCAA Outdoor ...won SEC Indoor 5000 (16:34.40)...won SEC 3000 (9:20.87) and 5000 (16:07.73)...ranked #9 in U.S. at 5000 by T&FN...bests of 9:16.54 and 15:52.80.
1992: 2nd in NCAA XC...won SEC and District VI XC...redshirted indoor season...8th in NCAA 5000...4th in Olympic Trials 5000...bests of 9:31.28 and 16:21.47.
1991: 4th in NCAA XC, won SEC XC...5th in USA Junior XC Trials...40th in World Junior XC Champs...2nd in National Scholastic 2M (10:41.20) of 9:41.6.
1990: 3rd in USA Junior XC Trials...72nd in World Junior XC Champs...6th in Kinney (Foot Locker) national XC of 9:50.5.
1989: Best of 9:59.22.
1988: Best of 10:04.36.

USA/World Rankings and Personal Bests
Outdoor bests - Mile (5:02.04); 10 km road (33:17); Half Marathon (1:11:38)
2013: Outdoor bests - Half-Marathon, 72:57 (No. 17 in the USA); Marathon, 2:32.39 (No. 9 in the USA, No. 5 in the USA by T&FN)