Athlete Bios

Kimberly Horner

Women's Marathon

Qualifying Time: 2:36:43
Qualifying Race: 2022 Grandma's Marathon

Kimberly Horner
Date of Birth


Age on Race Day


Current Residence

Minneapolis, MN


Logansport, IN

High School

Logansport High School

Current Affiliation

Raev Endurance & Mill City Running


PhD Candidate at the University of Minnesota Humphrey School of Public Affairs, Graduate Assistant Immigration History Research Center

Marathon PB


Social Media
First Trials qualification


Number of attempts to qualify



Luther College, University of Oxford

Career Highlights
Qualifying for the Trials along with Gabi Rooker at Grandma's; winning the team title at Regionals and running at the NCAA D III national cross country meet with my Luther College teammates; sweeping the Tabs (Cambridge) in varsity cross country and athletics as a member of the Oxford Blues team
I am (recently!) engaged to the very wonderful Thomas Carr, who runs races far longer than the marathon. My parents, Todd and Mary Horner, have been cheering me on my whole life. My sister, Nikki, and her husband, John, are always ready to listen and help me slow down to sort out what's next.
Greatest Accomplishment
Remaining grateful, gritty, curious and sparkly. It's important to me to invest in and cherish my relationships and my community while balancing school, work and training.
Interesting Story
Yarrow Pasche, my college coach, would add glitter to our cheeks and spikes before big races. I still add this sparkle before every race that I run. Six years after graduating from college, I pursued my master's degree at the University of Oxford where I was able to run another collegiate season. My coach and teammates challenged my perception of my athletic abilities and helped me reset PRs in the 5k, 10k, half marathon and marathon.
Favorite Book

Another Bullshit Night in Suck City, Nick Flynn

Favorite Movie


Favorite Song

Puppets by Atmosphere / Hamilton soundtrack

Favorite Post-race Indulgence

Poke bowl

Favorite Breakfast

Lucky Charms

Favorite Motivational Quote
"When do you decide that being wild and fierce and strong is something that fits in this life of yours?" - Kai Skye
Favorite Running Memory
Running up a mountain trail during the Headwaters Relay in Montana, covered in dirt and glitter, lungs and legs on fire, my teammates singing Kesha at the top of their lungs and yelling, "You can do hard things!"