mara olson

Favorite quote: “The game is afoot.” - Sherlock Holmes


Mile: 4:39

3000m: 9:06

3000m steeplechase: 9:56

5000m: 15:47

10000m: 33:02

Half Marathon: 1:13:02

Fun facts:

- I did not run a cross country race until college

- I swore I would never run a 10K. Ever. Until senior year of college when I ran three: Conference championships, Regionals, and Nationals

- Five-time NCAA Division I All-American at Butler University

- Two-time Elite 89 Award Winner for a 4.0 undergraduate GPA

- Unabashedly proud of my Minnesota accent and love of cats

- Tore across Boulder, CO for two years before moving to San Francisco for medical school at UCSF

Nickname:  “Tusk” to my father (originating from shameful pre-braces years)

Birthday:  March 8, 1993

Favorite movie:  V for Vendetta

Proudest accomplishment:  Standing on the podium beside my fellow 3rd-place Bulldogs at the 2014 NCAA Division I XC National Championships

Goals for 2018:

  • Excel at new distances

  • Run more mindfully

  • Find new running buddies in the Bay Area

  • Inspire

Favorite rabbit gear and why:  TBD

Social media:

Instagram: @mara.olson

Facebook: Mara Olson

Twitter: @mcolson5