Athlete Bios

Olivia Grace Pratt

Women's Marathon

Qualifying Time: 2:34:22
Qualifying Race: 2022 Bank of America Chicago Marathon

Olivia Grace Pratt
Date of Birth


Age on Race Day


Current Residence

Auburn Hills, MI


Madison, WI

High School

Madison West High School

Current Affiliation

Hansons-Brooks ODP


Retail Associate at Hansons Running Shop; Assistant XC/TF Coach at Marian High School

Marathon PB


Social Media
First Trials qualification


Previous Trials

2020 Track, 10,000m

Number of attempts to qualify



Butler University

Career Highlights
2-time member Team USA in cross country (2018 Great Edinburgh and 2019 Great Stirling); member, 3-time USATF Club Cross Country Championship teams; 3-time All-American; 5-time Conference Champion; Butler 10,000m record-holder; member of 3rd- place team in 2013 NCAA Cross Country Championships; member Team USA for 2016 NACAC U23 Championships.
My partner's name is Travis. He's not an avid runner (he's a rock climber and snowboarder) but he often runs with me on my afternoon doubles. My dad, Kevin, is the OG athlete of the family as a former competitive cyclist. I was raised going to his races all around the Midwest. As a teenager, I got to join his bike team and pursue bike races during the summers, which was a ton of fun. Someday I hope to get back on the bike!
Greatest Accomplishment
In college, I dealt with a lengthy injury cycle that took me out of competition for two seasons in sophomore year, and significantly hampered my racing during junior year. The injury cycle was tied up with a growing issue with anxiety, which came to a head the summer before my senior year. With the help of family and friends, I finally sought out treatment for my anxiety, and was able to come back to college a happier and healthier person, both mentally and physically. I earned All-American honors that season in cross country, but I'm most proud of accepting that I needed help and seeking it out.
Interesting Story
As a very young kid, I used to race loops around my grandparents' house, and make my parents time me. Somehow, though, no one in my family thought this behavior might indicate an affinity for running, and I spent years trying to be a swimmer. I didn't realize how much I disliked swimming until I tried running in middle school, and loved it.
Favorite Book

The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin

Favorite Movie

The Fall

Favorite TV Show/Series

The Expanse

Favorite Song

Steal by Maribou State

Favorite Post-race Indulgence

A good beer

Favorite Breakfast

Challah French toast

Favorite Motivational Quote
"Because you are alive, everything is possible." - Thich Nhat Hanh
Favorite Running Memory
My yearly run around Lake Monona with my teammates Elena and Maddy back in high school. It was ridiculous; we always aimed to run on the coldest or snowiest day of the year, made the run excessively long (18 miles), and would stop at least once for coffee and cookies.