Lesley Lehane

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Lesley (Welch) Lehane
Personal information
Born (1963-03-12) 12 March 1963 (age 51)
Lynn, Massachusetts
Height 5 feet 9.5 inches (1.765 m)
Weight 120 pounds (54 kg)
Country  United States
Event(s) Mile run, 5000 m, 10,000 m, Cross country
College team University Of Virginia
Coached by Bruce Lehane
Retired 1999
Achievements and titles
World finals 1987 Cross Country  5th
Personal best(s)

1500 m: 4:08.54
2000 m: 5:37.86
3000 m: 8:44.05
5000 m: 15:19.84

10000 m: 31:42.8

Lesley (Welch) Lehane (born March 12, 1963 in Lynn, MA) is a retired American long distance runner.

High school career[edit]

Lehane graduated from Peabody Veterans Memorial High School class of 1981, winning back to back to back cross country individual state titles from her sophomore through senior years. Her best times on the track in high school include a 9:27 3000 meter run and a 34:48 10,000 meter run.

College and Professional Career[edit]

Lehane attended University of Virginia for two years, and subsequently transferred to Boston University.[1] Her career highlights in cross country include winning both the NCAA and TAC National Championships in 1982, a 5th place finish at the 1987 IAAF World Cross Country Championships,[2] and a repeat as TAC National Championship winner in 1986.[3] Her career bests times are 4:08 1500 meters, 4:30 mile, 5:37 2000 meters, 8:44 3000 meters, 15:14 5000 meters on the road (15:19 on the track), 25:37 5 mile run, 31:42 10,000 meters, 53:04 10 mile run, and a 2 hour 32 minute marathon.[1] Her identical twin sister Lisa (Welch) Brady was also a competitive distance runner, who ran a 2 hour 34 minute marathon, placing 6th at the Boston Marathon.


  • All results regarding marathon, unless stated otherwise
Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing the  United States
1991 San Francisco Marathon San Francisco, United States 1st 2:35:33


  • "Lesley_Lehane". BU track coaches. Boston University. Retrieved 2009-07-02. 
  1. ^ a b http://www.bu.edu/track/Coaches/Lesley_Lehane_profile.htm
  2. ^ http://www.the-sports.org/athletics-lehane-lesley-results-identity-s5-c2-b4-o15-w91135.html IAAF Results
  3. ^ http://www.usatf.org/statistics/champions/USAXC/women.asp USATF XC Results