Athlete Bios

Caroline Cole

Women's Marathon

Qualifying Time: 2:36:09
Qualifying Race: 2023 Grandma's Marathon

Caroline Cole
Date of Birth


Age on Race Day


Current Residence

Nashville, TN


Nashville, TN

High School

Franklin Christian Academy

Current Affiliation



Personal Trainer/Coach CC Fitness

Marathon PB


Social Media
First Trials qualification


Number of attempts to qualify



Trevecca Nazarene University

Career Highlights
6th, 2022 Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon; 5th, 2023 Project 13.1; 13th, 2023 Grandmas Marathon; first college athlete at Trevecca to individually qualify for nationals (DII cross country 2015); still have records in the 1,500m, 1 mile, 3,000m, 5000m at Trevecca.
I am married to my best friend, David! We have been married for five years. David is an accountant for a medical company and is my biggest supporter. He has become an avid golfer on the weekends. We love hiking, spending time with friends and our church community. I was raised by two amazing parents (Brian and Karen) who were also very competitive athletes and encouraged me and my brother to live healthy lives. My brother and his wife (Ben and Erica) and their two sons live in North Carolina, where Ben is a pharmacist.
Greatest Accomplishment
Qualifying for these Trials
Interesting Story
In 2019, my father passed away. He was my biggest fan and the #1 person I would go to for wisdom. Our family has had to walk very difficult roads even after my father's passing. However, our family can continue to help others through our story. Losing my father pushed me even more to try to go after lofty goals in life (like qualifying for the Olympic Trials). This life is a gift, so go after big dreams!
Favorite Book

To Kill A Mockingbird

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Favorite Song

All These Things That I've Done - The Killers

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Favorite Breakfast

Yogurt, Homemade Granola, Fruit & a big spoon full of Peanut Butter

Favorite Motivational Quote
"Not only this, but we also rejoice in sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance, character, and character, hope." - Romans 5:3-5
Favorite Running Memory
Crossing the line of my first marathon in 2022!