Athlete Bios

Stephanie Bruce

Women's Marathon

Qualifying Time: 2:28:02
Qualifying Race: 2022 Boston Marathon

Stephanie Bruce
Date of Birth


Age on Race Day


Current Residence

Flagstaff, AZ


Flagstaff, AZ

High School

Xavier College Preparatory

Current Affiliation


Marathon PB


Social Media
First Trials qualification


Previous Trials

Track 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020 Marathon 2012, 2020

Number of attempts to qualify



University of California, Santa Barbara

Career Highlights
2018 and 2022 USATF 10K Champion; 2019 USATF Half Marathon Champion; 2020, 6th, U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials; 2nd, 2018 California International Marathon; 3rd, 2018 USATF Track & Field Championships 10,000m; 6th, 2019 Bank of America Chicago Marathon; 10th, 2017 TCS New York City Marathon and London Marathon.
Husband, Ben; sons Riley (9) and Hudson (8); daughter Sophia (4 months)
Greatest Accomplishment
Personal: Giving birth to my children. Professional: starting Picky Bars and selling it successfully 10 years later. Running: Winning my 3rd national title, in the 10K, at age 38
Favorite Motivational Quote
“If I can still be standing on my feet, you know what, then life isn’t so bad. And if you can say symbolically at the very end of our lives, we were never humbled, we were knocked down, but we got up. I can say I lived life with integrity. I took all the blows and I still prevailed, I think that’s a good epitaph for anyone." - Sylvester Stallone
Favorite Running Memory
Training for the 2020 Olympic Marathon Trials alongside Aliphine and Kellyn and embracing post-race after Ali won, I took 6th and Kellyn took 8th. That was a day!