Athlete Bios

Lexie Greitzer

Women's Marathon

Qualifying Time: 2:36:10
Qualifying Race: 2023 Grandma's Marathon

Lexie Greitzer
Date of Birth


Age on Race Day


Current Residence

Colorado Springs, CO


Kinnelon, NJ

High School

Kinnelon High School

Current Affiliation

Tracksmith / Colorado Springs Elite Running Coalition


Sports Dietitian at U.S. Air Force Academy

Marathon PB


Social Media
First Trials qualification


Number of attempts to qualify



Indiana University, University of Colorado

Career Highlights
Winner, 2019 Dallas Marathon (2:56 in debut) with friends and family at the finish line all screaming.
I live with my boyfriend, Jason, and our dog Lewis. I am the youngest of four. My older brother Adam ran at Boston University (Class of 1999). He started off as a walk-on and eventually earned a full scholarship. He also claims that he was on the DMR team that had the school record for a while.
Greatest Accomplishment
This past April I passed the board exam to become a Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics. Between the schooling, practice hours and exams, this was about a 12-year process and I am very proud of my accomplishment. Qualifying for the Olympic Trials was pretty cool, too.
Interesting Story
Going into college, I did not seek out a school where I could run. I asked if I could walk on their team, but was told my times were too slow (admittedly, I did not have the most competitive times). I joined the run club and enjoyed that for four years. After graduating I accepted that I was a hobby jogger. That lasted about 2.5 years until I joined Leonia Track Club. They set me up well for when I went to grad school at University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) I was able to walk on to their team. That team is what made me truly fall back in love with running. I was a 25/26-year-old trying my hardest to make the travel team and loved every second of it. So, when my one year of eligibility was up, I was not ready to be done training and chasing goals. I remember watching the 2020 Olympic Marathon Trials, having just run my first marathon two months before with a time of 2:56, and thinking, "maybe with a couple years of work I can get my time down under 2:45." Three marathons and 2.5 years later, I ran my OTQ time. I am sometimes still in disbelief that I have qualified for the Olympic Trials.
Favorite Book

All the Light You Cannot See

Favorite Movie

The Greatest Showman

Favorite TV Show/Series

Currently, Modern Family

Favorite Song

Anything Taylor Swift, currently 'Karma'

Favorite Post-race Indulgence

Beer and a burger

Favorite Breakfast

Everything bagel, chive cream cheese and lox

Favorite Motivational Quote
"Get Ugly!" - Corey K. Kubatzky
Favorite Running Memory
Any time I am running in a beautiful place with friends. Most recently that was running in Crested Butte, CO, with some perfect fall foliage while my friends biked along with me.