Kim Smith (runner)
|Born||19 November 1981|
|Height||1.66 m (5 ft 5 1⁄2 in)|
|Weight||48 kg (106 lb)|
|Coached by||Ray Treacy|
She is a 2005 graduate of Providence College (previously at Auckland's King's College. She first started running with Papakura Harriers. Smith won the 2004 NCAA Women's Individual Cross Country Championship. She won three NCAA individual titles in indoor track (5,000 metres and 3,000 metres) and outdoor track (5,000 metres) during the 2003–04 season. Her four NCAA individual championships are the most by any runner in Providence College history.
She set a national record in the marathon with a run at the 2010 London Marathon—she finished eighth in the women's race and recorded a time of 2:25:21. Her result was upgraded to sixth after Russian athletes Liliya Shobukhova and Inga Abitova were removed from the results for doping. She ran the fastest half marathon by a woman on United States soil when she won the 2011 Rock 'n’ Roll Mardi Gras Half Marathon in 1:07:36. Smith was leading the women's field of the 2011 Boston Marathon by 50 seconds at the halfway point, but injured her leg at mile 15 and was forced to drop from the race with roughly seven miles remaining. She ran at the inaugural B.A.A. 10K in June and came second behind the Boston Marathon winner Caroline Kilel. Smith established herself as the seventh-fastest runner ever at the Rock 'n' Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon, where she improved upon Meseret Defar's course record with a time of 1:07:11. She entered the 2011 New York City Marathon two months later and finished in fifth place with a time of 2:25:46. She finished 6th in Yokohama Marathon on 18 November 2012 in 2:27
At the 2012 New York City Half Marathon she was leading alongside Firehiwot Dado before finally finishing second behind the Ethiopian. She ran a course record at the Boston 10K, beating reigning champion Kilel with a run of 31:36 minutes. She placed fifteenth in the 2012 Olympic marathon in London and won the Boston Half Marathon to claim the BAA Distance Medley jackpot of $100,000. In September 2012 she married fellow runner Patrick Tarpy. They have two children.
In 2016, her last year of professional running, she finished third at the Stanford Invitational 5K in 15:32.
Smith was contracted by New Balance and still holds many New Zealand national records. She also holds the Oceanian records for the 3000, 5000 and 10,000 metres. Currently, she resides in Providence, Rhode Island.
|Representing New Zealand|
|2005||World Cross Country Championships||St Etienne, France||12th||Long race|
|World Championships||Helsinki, Finland||15th||10,000 m|
|World Athletics Final||Monte Carlo, Monaco||7th||5000 m|
|Universiade||Izmir, Turkey||1st||5000 m|
|2006||World Cup||Athens, Greece||4th||5000 m|
|2007||World Championships||Osaka, Japan||4th||10,000 m|
|2008||World Indoor Championships||Valencia, Spain||6th||3000 m|
|Olympic Games||Beijing, China||9th||10,000 m|
|2009||World Cross Country Championships||Amman, Jordan||13th||Senior race|
|World Championships||Berlin, Germany||8th||10,000 m|
|World Half Marathon Championships||Birmingham, England||7th||Half marathon|
|2010||London Marathon||London, England||6th||Marathon|
|New York City Marathon||New York City, United States||4th||Marathon|
|2011||New York City Marathon||New York City, United States||5th||Marathon|
|2012||Olympic Games||London, England||15th||Marathon|
|1500 metres||4:11.25||26 June 2004||Waltham, MA|
|2000 metres||5:47:10||13 January 2007||Hamilton, NZL|
|3000 metres||8:35.31 NR||25 July 2007||Monaco|
|5000 metres||14:45.93 NR||11 July 2008||Rome|
|5 km (road)||15:16 NR||14 April 2013||Boston|
|4 Miles (road)||19:38||20 June 2009||Peoria, IL|
|10,000 metres||30:35.54 NR||4 May 2008||Palo Alto, CA|
|10 km (road)||31:38||25 May 2009||London|
|20 km (road)||1:03:38 NR||18 September 2011||Philadelphia|
|Half marathon||1:07:11 NR||18 September 2011||Philadelphia|
|25 km (road)||1:24:15 NR||25 April 2010||London|
|30 km (road)||1:41:43 NR||25 April 2010||London|
|Marathon||2:25:21 NR||25 April 2010||London|
|One mile||4:24.14 NR||8 February 2008||Boston|
|3000 metres||8:38.14 NR||27 January 2007||Boston|
|Two miles||9:13.94||26 January 2008||Boston|
|5000 metres||14:39.89 NR||27 February 2009||New York City|
NR indicates a New Zealand national record
- Three-Time Olympian Kim Smith Announces Retirement, FloTrack, Taylor Dutch, February 22, 2019. Retrieved May 9, 2019.
- Kim Smith Wins NCAA Division I Cross Country Title :: Friars finish third overall as a team; Kim Smith and Fiona Crombie claim All-America honors
- Kim Smith Runs Fastest Half Marathon On U.S. Soil. Running Competitor. Retrieved on 13 February 2010
- Thornton, Carolyn. "Emotional Kim Smith disappointed with Boston Marathon outcome". The Providence Journal. Retrieved 2 July 2011.
- Mutai sizzles 27:19 in Boston 10Km. IAAF (26 June 2011). Retrieved on 2 July 2011. Archived 2 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine
- Rosenthal, Bert (17 September 2011). Kisorio blazes 58:46 at Philadelphia Half Marathon, fourth-fastest ever. IAAF. Retrieved on 4 October 2011. Archived 24 September 2011 at the Wayback Machine
- Morse, Parker (6 November 2011). G. Mutai smashes course record, Dado the surprise women's winner in New York. IAAF. Retrieved on 8 November 2011. Archived 8 November 2011 at the Wayback Machine
- http://www.iaaf.org/news/report/cheromei-breaks-course-record-in-yokohama. IAAF. Retrieved on 8 November 2011.
- Kirui and Dado triumph in New York Half Marathon. IAAF (18 March 2012). Retrieved on 25 March 2012. Archived 20 March 2012 at the Wayback Machine
- World lead for Mutai, course record for Smith at Boston 10k. IAAF (24 June 2012). Retrieved on 9 July 2012. Archived 28 June 2012 at the Wayback Machine
- Big payday for Kiprono and Smith in Boston. IAAF (8 October 2012). Retrieved on 10 February 2013.
- Gambaccini, Peter (5 March 2013). "Kim Smith Eager to Win NYC Half on March 17". Runner's World.
- Nakamura, Ken (3 February 2013). Gelana under pressure but retains Marugame Half Marathon title. IAAF. Retrieved on 23 February 2013.
- New York Road Runners – 2007 Continental Airlines Fifth Avenue Mile Bios Archived 18 May 2008 at the Wayback Machine
- Robinson, Roger. "Kim Smith on the Edge". Running Times. Retrieved 5 November 2010.
- Oceania Area Record. iaaf.org – Area Records – Outdoor. Area Records – Indoor
- 2013 B.A.A. 5K Top Finishers Archived 26 April 2013 at the Wayback Machine. Boston Athletic Association. Retrieved on 28 April 2013.
- Athletics New Zealand do not keep official records for the 4 Mile distance, but the ARRS publish a list of National Records – 4 Miles
- 2008 BU Valentine Invitational – W Mile H1 Archived 19 March 2008 at the Wayback Machine. Flotrack video.