Athlete Bios

Lily Anderson

Women's Marathon

Qualifying Time: 2:36:23
Qualifying Race: 2023 BMW Berlin Marathon

Lily Anderson
Date of Birth


Age on Race Day


Current Residence

Brooklyn, NY


Asheville, NC

High School

TC Roberson High School

Current Affiliation

Brooklyn Track Club


Business Manager at Martin Physical Therapy / NY Run Academy Coaching

Marathon PB


First Trials qualification


Number of attempts to qualify



Dartmouth College

Career Highlights
Member of Brooklyn Track Club team that finished 6th at USATF Cross Country Championships in 2021 and won team champs in 2022; member of Dartmouth Cross Country teams that qualified for NCAAs in 2017 and 2018
Mom and Dad are Jean and Peter Anderson. Siblings are Dean and Katherine Anderson. Dean and I both went to Dartmouth College, and overlapped for two years. Katherine recently graduated from Clemson and plans to attend the race!
Greatest Accomplishment
Following the path that has made me feel fulfilled and close to the people around me!
Interesting Story
I thought that I was done racing after college, but joining Brooklyn Track Club reignited my love of the competitive side of the sport. Shortly after my first race back in March 2020, I had Covid with long-term symptoms, and could not return to working out and racing for over a year. The team was a huge factor in returning to racing once again. I credit any success I've had to the people around me!
Favorite Book

Fates and Furies

Favorite Movie

Fantastic Mr. Fox

Favorite TV Show/Series


Favorite Song

To Love (Suki Waterhouse)

Favorite Post-race Indulgence

Strawberry milkshake immediately and a hazy IPA a bit later

Favorite Breakfast

Chocolate chip pancakes

Favorite Running Memory
Any time I've spent with teammates. Bus rides to and from meets in high school and college, hanging out in the locker room for hours after practice, and training for and traveling to Berlin in 2022 with an incredible group of Brooklyn Track Club teammates.