Athlete Bios

Susanna Sullivan

Women's Marathon

Qualifying Time: 2:24:27
Qualifying Race: 2023 TCS London Marathon

Susanna Sullivan
Date of Birth


Age on Race Day


Current Residence

Reston, VA


Falls Church, VA

High School

George Mason High School

Current Affiliation



6th Grade Advanced Math/Science Teacher, Haycock Elementary School

Marathon PB


Social Media
First Trials qualification


Previous Trials

2016, 2020

Number of attempts to qualify



University of Notre Dame

Career Highlights
2022 Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10 Mile Champion; 6th, 2022 Bank of America Chicago Marathon; 10th, 2023 TCS London Marathon; Member of Team USA, 2023 World Athletics Championships Marathon
My fiance, Edward, is a major in the Marine Corps. I have an older sister, Sarah, and a 2-year-old niece, Sophie.
Greatest Accomplishment
Juggling full-time teaching and tutoring and running 2:24 at London!
Interesting Story
I made first Team USA for the World Championships in Budapest but got a patellar stress fracture (super rare) right before but didn't know it. Doctors said it was bursitis or tendonitis and if I could tolerate the pain, I wouldn't be making it worse. I finished the marathon on a broken kneecap. It took all fall (swimming a ton!!) to recover. I teach 6th-grade math and science and this is my 10th year teaching. I'm also a volunteer assistant coach with George Mason University, where my coach is the head of the track and field/cross country programs.
Favorite Book

All the Light We Cannot See

Favorite TV Show/Series

The Office

Favorite Song

Depends on the day!

Favorite Post-race Indulgence

Warm Chocolate Waffle with Ice Cream

Favorite Breakfast

Belgian Waffles

Favorite Motivational Quote
"Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much, nor suffer much, for they live in the grey twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat." - Theodore Roosevelt