Athlete Bios

Whitney Macon

Women's Marathon

Qualifying Time: 2:32:48
Qualifying Race: 2022 NN Rotterdam Marathon

Whitney Macon
Date of Birth


Age on Race Day


Current Residence

Blowing Rock, NC


Asheville, NC

High School

Asheville Christian Academy

Current Affiliation

ZAP Endurance


Part-time Customer Service

Marathon PB


Social Media
First Trials qualification


Previous Trials


Number of attempts to qualify



Harvard University, University of New Mexico

Career Highlights
2015 NCAA Cross Country Team Champion; 40th, 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Marathon
My husband Riley is the head cross-country coach at MIT. He ran for the University of Minnesota. I grew up in a large family with four siblings, all of whom ran cross country or track at some point in high school. I feel so loved and supported by my family.
Greatest Accomplishment
Becoming a professional runner
Interesting Story
I had Achilles surgery this year to repair a torn tendon and remove a Haglund's deformity. It has been the most challenging year for me in my entire running career. I am grateful for each step I get to take.
Favorite TV Show/Series

Parks and Recreation

Favorite Song

Try Everything - Shakira

Favorite Post-race Indulgence

Ice cream

Favorite Breakfast

Granola with milk and a cappuccino

Favorite Motivational Quote
"My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." - 2 Corinthians 12:9
Favorite Running Memory
Every run with my teammates Tristin and Annmarie. Other top memory is winning the team NCAA Cross Country title with the Lady Lobos at UNM.