Athlete Bios

Emma Huston

Women's Marathon

Qualifying Time: 2:34:31
Qualifying Race: 2022 California International Marathon

Emma Huston
Date of Birth


Age on Race Day


Current Residence

Des Moines, IA


Des Moines, IA

High School

Roosevelt High School

Current Affiliation

Tracksmith ASP


Environmental Specialist at the Iowa Department of Natural Resources

Marathon PB


Social Media
First Trials qualification


Previous Trials


Number of attempts to qualify



Drake University

Career Highlights
42nd, 2020 Olympic Marathon Trials; 1st, 2022 Lincoln Marathon with course record 2:38:19; 1st, 2022 and 2023 IMT Des Moines Half Marathon with new course record of 1:13:48; Drake school records for indoor 5,000m and outdoor 1,500M, 5,000m and 10,000m; Winner, 2016 Missouri Valley Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships, 5,000m.
Greatest Accomplishment
Having a career in environmental protection.
Favorite Movie

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

Favorite TV Show/Series

The Great British Baking Show

Favorite Song

The Middle by Jimmy Eat World

Favorite Post-race Indulgence

Going out for brunch

Favorite Breakfast

Cereal and coffee

Favorite Motivational Quote
“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” - Jane Goodall
Favorite Running Memory
Going for long runs in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with friends when I lived there.