Athlete Bios

Sydney T Devore

Women's Marathon

Qualifying Time: 2:31:08
Qualifying Race: B.A.A. Boston Marathon

Sydney T Devore
Date of Birth


Age on Race Day


Current Residence

Ferndale, MI


Lakeland, FL

High School

Lakeland High School and Lake Region High School

Current Affiliation

McKirdy Trained and Saucony


Coach for McKirdy Trained

Marathon PB


Social Media
First Trials qualification


Previous Trials


Number of attempts to qualify



University of Florida

Career Highlights
-Winning the SEC championship with my team at the University of Florida in 2009. -Winning the Pittsburgh Marathon in 2018 with my family there to cheer me on. -Winning the Key's 100 mile relay with my team, the Wolfpack! -Being in the top 10 USA at the 2023 Boston Marathon. -Winning the Michigan Outback Relay with my team, the Growlies! -3rd American at the NYC Marathon in 2023
My husband, Andrew Bowman is also competing in the Olympic Trials and we have two German Shorthaired Pointers that we bring everywhere.
Greatest Accomplishment
Achieving peace with my journey being my own. Getting out of the comparison trap and learning to appreciate where I am now.
Interesting Story
I only got to compete for one year in college because I couldn't stay healthy. There was so much emphasis on being thin that I was constantly under-fueling and over-working in training. There was no such thing as easy running back then. I spiraled into depression and ultimately left the sport for nearly 4 years. After moving back from South Korea in 2015, I began running again for my mental health. I started with just 3 miles, once per week and before I knew it, I was training for my first half marathon. Two years later in 2018, I qualified for the 2020 Olympic Marathon trials. I share this just to say that everyone's journey is different. I didn't really get to compete in college and I had to learn a lot of hard lessons along the way, but ultimately, it led me here and I am so grateful that it all worked out the way it did.
Favorite Book

A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki

Favorite Movie

Anything with Russell Crowe or Jackie Chan

Favorite TV Show/Series


Favorite Song

The Hamilton Soundtrack

Favorite Post-race Indulgence

Champagne and any brunch food

Favorite Breakfast

Avocado toast with smoked salmon and a fried egg

Favorite Motivational Quote
"Some days it just flows and I feel like I’m born to do this, other days it feels like I’m trudging through hell. Every day I make the choice to show up and see what I’ve got, and to try and be better. My advice: keep showing up." -Des Linden
Favorite Running Memory
Running the Key's 100 mile relay with the Wolfpack.