Athlete Bios

Amelia Keyser-Gibson

Women's Marathon

Qualifying Time: 2:36:13
Qualifying Race: 2022 California International Marathon

Amelia Keyser-Gibson
Date of Birth


Age on Race Day


Current Residence

Seattle, WA


Bainbridge Island, WA

High School

The Bush School

Current Affiliation

Cascadia Elite


Graduate Student/Research Assistant in the Plant Ecophysiology and Modeling Lab - University of Washington School of Environmental and Forest Sciences

Marathon PB


Social Media
First Trials qualification


Number of attempts to qualify



Haverford College

Career Highlights
2024 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Marathon qualifier; 2023 USATF qualifier, 1,500m; D III All-American, DMR; 3-time Centennial Conference Champion.
My partner, James, also ran collegiately at Haverford College. He continues to train and is my biggest supporter. We have two cats (Shelby and Gemma). My parents, Virginia and Stephen, are also huge supporters of my running and in general.
Greatest Accomplishment
Qualifying for the Trials is definitely up there, as well as pursuing running at a high level while also furthering my career in science and balancing those two pursuits (pretty) well.
Interesting Story
My first longer race (a half marathon) was run virtually in 2020 during the pandemic around the infamous Harvard Tempo Loop! Despite likely being short due to gps error, it helped spark my interest and show that I had some potential at the longer distances.
Favorite Book

Fates and Furies

Favorite TV Show/Series

Lupin, Parks and Rec (recently)

Favorite Post-race Indulgence

Ice cream

Favorite Breakfast

Swedish pancakes

Favorite Running Memory
Haverford placing 2nd as a team at the 2016 Indoor Track Centennial Conference Championships. We won many individual titles, in the 800, mile, 5k and DMR, but couldn't match the depth of the first place team. It was really such a fun show of teamwork and dedication and helped me buy in more fully into becoming the best runner I could!