Kate O'Neill

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Kate Tenforde
Mile 3, leading ladies.jpg
Kate O'Neill (left) in the 2008 Chicago Marathon
Personal information
Born (1980-07-29) 29 July 1980 (age 34)
Milton, MA
Residence Palo Alto, California
Height 5 feet 4 inches (1.63 m)
Weight 108 pounds (49 kg)
Sport
Country USA
College team Yale Bulldogs
Turned pro 2003
Coached by Mark Young
Achievements and titles
Olympic finals 2004, 10,000 m, 21st
Personal best(s)

3000 m: 9:07:74
5000 m: 15.21.66
10,000 m: 31:34.37
Half Marathon: 1:11:47 

Marathon: 2:34:04

Kate Tenforde née O'Neill (born July 29, 1980) is an American long-distance runner from Milton, Massachusetts. She represented the United States in the 2004 Summer Olympics, competing in the 10,000 metres. Currently, she is primarily a marathoner.

Yale[edit]

O'Neill ran cross country and track and field at Yale University, where she was a three-time NCAA runner-up in Cross Country, 5000 m (indoor), and 10,000 m (outdoor).[1] O'Neill earned All-American honors in both Cross Country and Outdoor track.[2] Her twin sister, Laura, was also an All-American at Yale.[2]

Nike on Track[edit]

In 2004, after setting personal records in the 10,000 m and 5000 m, O'Neill finished third in the Olympic 10,000 m trials with a time of 32:07.25. This qualified her for the 2004 Summer Olympics. In Athens, she finished 21st with a time of 32:24.04.[3]

Road Racing[edit]

O'Neill later turned her focus to longer distance events, with an emphasis on the marathon. She was coached by Terrence Mahon, who coaches notable American marathoners Deena Kastor, Ryan Hall, and Jen Rhines.[4] She had a strong marathon debut at the Chicago Marathon, finishing third with a time of 2:36:15.[5][6] In January 2008, she won the 2008 USA half-marathon championship (1:11:57) at the Aramco Houston Half-Marathon.[3] O'Neill was a favorite at the 2008 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials, but a knee injury forced her to drop out at mile 21.[7]

In 2009 O'Neill trained in Palo Alto, California, and was the first American finisher at the 2009 London Marathon, with a time of 2:34:48.[8][9]

In September 2014, Kate Tenforde won the annual San Francisco J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge 5k.[10]

Personal[edit]

O'Neill married former Stanford Cardinal runner Adam Tenforde on November 20, 2010.[11]

Professional[edit]

In April, 2010 O'Neill began a part-time position with runcoach to share her running expertise with recreational runners across the country. She moved on to an expanded role in Fall of 2010 and now manages the customer experience for the organization.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gambaccini, Peter (September 20, 2007). "An Interview With 10,000 Meter Superstar Kate O'Neill". Runner's World. Retrieved 2009-01-04. 
  2. ^ a b Riley, Lori (November 26, 2003). "They're Running A Professional Course". Hartford Courant. Retrieved 2009-01-04. 
  3. ^ a b "Kate O'Neil". USA Track and Field. Archived from the original on 2005-02-18. Retrieved 2009-01-04. 
  4. ^ Lamppa, Ryan (April 10, 2008). "Team Running USA Athletes - Hall, Kastor and O'Neill - Ready for Marathon Tests in London and Boston". Running USA Wire. Retrieved 2009-01-04. 
  5. ^ Friedell, Dan (May 19, 2008). "Olympic Q&A: Marathoner O'Neill heads home for trials". USA Today. Retrieved 2009-01-04. 
  6. ^ Matson, Barbara (April 16, 2008). "O'Neill found sport she can accelerate in". Boston Globe. Retrieved 2009-07-24. 
  7. ^ Gambaccini, Peter (September 29, 2008). "A Brief Chat With Kate O'Neill". Runner's World. Retrieved 2009-01-04. 
  8. ^ Gambaccini, Peter (March 31, 2009). "A Brief Chat with Kate O'Neill". Runner's World. Retrieved 2009-03-31. 
  9. ^ Ungrady, Dave (April 26, 2009). "Ritzenhein, Keflezighi run PBs in London". Universal Sports. Retrieved 2009-04-27. 
  10. ^ https://www.jpmorganchasecc.com/results/search.php?city_id=14
  11. ^ Mallozzi, Vincent (3 December 2010). "Kate O’Neill and Adam Tenforde". New York Times. Retrieved 22 January 2011. 
  12. ^ "Kate ONeill Tenforde". Focus N Fly. 

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