Athlete Bios

Bridget Lyons Belyeu

Women's Marathon

Qualifying Time: 2:33:44
Qualifying Race: 2023 NN Rotterdam

Bridget Lyons Belyeu
Date of Birth


Age on Race Day


Current Residence

Newnan, GA


Evans, GA

High School

Greenbrier High School

Current Affiliation

Atlanta Track Club



Marathon PB


Social Media
First Trials qualification


Previous Trials

2016 (qualified in 2020 but did not compete due to stress fracture)

Number of attempts to qualify



University of Georgia

Career Highlights
Runner-up, 2022 Twin Cities Marathon; 14th, 2019 Boston Marathon (5th American); 5th, 2018 USATF Marathon Championships; 2019 SEC Champion, 10,000m, runner-up, 5,000m; 2-time NCAA qualifier, 10,000m
My husband’s name is Jesse, and we have a 3-year-old son named Maverick.
Greatest Accomplishment
My little boy
Interesting Story
Returning to running after having a baby has been anything but straightforward. It's been especially hard this year when an old tendon injury flared up in November. I have never tried to run a marathon off cross training and 6-7 weeks of part- time running, but we will see how it goes!
Favorite Book

Recently, Code Name Helen

Favorite Post-race Indulgence

chocolate anything

Favorite Breakfast

eggs or peanut butter toast

Favorite Running Memory
A lot of my memories for the past 20 years involve running! I can’t pick one favorite memory, but something that stands out is how I got into running. My high school coach was truly one of the best. Her passion for running was shown to us and shared in a way that made our practices both fun and challenging, and gave me a lifetime perspective of the sport. We had mud fights during long runs, but she still knew how to help us learn to compete. All of her coaching was in a way that fostered a healthy relationship with running for me, and I’m so grateful for the life that it has given me.