Athlete Bios

Andrea Pomaranski

Women's Marathon

Qualifying Time: 2:31:06
Qualifying Race: 2023 Chevron Houston Marathon

Andrea Pomaranski
Date of Birth


Age on Race Day


Current Residence

Wolverine Lake, MI


Indianapolis, IN

High School

Bishop Chatard High School


Mom and coach

Marathon PB


Social Media
First Trials qualification


Previous Trials

2012, 2020

Number of attempts to qualify



Miami of Ohio

Career Highlights
2023 U.S. 50K Champion and Silver Medalist, 2023 World 50K Championships; American Masters Record-holder, 5K and road mile; runner-up, 2022 USATF Half Marathon Championships; 3-time All-American; former American Junior Record-holder, 3,000m steeplechase
My husband, Joe, and I have been married for 15 years. We have three children: Annabelle and Zella (both 8) and Cooper (6).
Greatest Accomplishment
Having the courage to get pregnant again after losing our first two children. We now have three beautiful, healthy children and they are by far and away my biggest joy and my greatest accomplishment.
Interesting Story
After qualifying for the 2012 Trials I was told I would never run more than a few miles at a time again. I barely ran at all for nine years, then after having five children I started to run again to carve out some time for myself, and ended up qualifying for the 2020 Trials on the very last day. I also completed my first two ultramarathons in 2023, winning a national championship and finishing 2nd in the world.
Favorite Book

The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho

Favorite Movie

Major League (unedited version)

Favorite TV Show/Series

Ted Lasso

Favorite Song

Before a workout, anything by Kygo

Favorite Post-race Indulgence

Fries and wine or beer

Favorite Breakfast

A smoothie

Favorite Motivational Quote
"A setback is just a setup for a comeback."
Favorite Running Memory
Finishing the Bayshore Half Marathon hand-in-hand with my husband.