Athlete Bios

Maegan Krifchin

Women's Marathon

Qualifying Time: 2:29:21
Qualifying Race: 2022 California International Marathon

Maegan Krifchin
Date of Birth


Age on Race Day


Current Residence

Cambridge, MA


Bellmore, NY

High School

John F. Kennedy - Bellmore

Current Affiliation

Boston Athletic Association


Occupational Therapist - Acute Inpatient Hospital in both the rehab and psychiatric units

Marathon PB


Social Media
First Trials qualification


Previous Trials

Qualified in 2012, Competed in 2016 & 2020

Number of attempts to qualify



Syracuse University

Career Highlights
Most recently my three marathons in 30 days in 2022, with a PR in the last: 24th, TCS New York City Marathon; 2nd, Philadelphia Marathon; 7th, California International Marathon (2:29:21). Also: 6th, 2021 Bank of America Chicago Marathon; 7th, 2017 Bank of America Chicago Marathon; 7th, 2016 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials
My better half is Matt McDonald, who is also racing. It's been amazing getting a front row seat to his training and seeing his progression over the past couple of years; excited to see what he will do on race day. I come from an athletic family; they've all recently picked up golf, so we'll see if I get into that in the future.
Greatest Accomplishment
Probably getting my OT license - having a career outside of running and finding balance.
Interesting Story
I had a blast taking an unconventional approach (by accident) to the marathon in the fall of 2022, with the quick back-to- back marathons. It allowed me to have fun and test my body, and I've gotten some feedback to dabble in ultra territory. Guess we'll see.
Favorite Post-race Indulgence

Burger and Fries

Favorite Motivational Quote
“Whether you think you can, or you think you can't – you're right.” - Henry Ford Also: "You touch it, you catch it" - (but when my grandpa would say it)
Favorite Running Memory
My mom somehow always showing up to every single race, big or small, in high school. And of course, becoming BFFs w/ Matt.