Athlete Bios

Kaitlin Donner

Women's Marathon

Qualifying Time: 2:36:31
Qualifying Race: 2023 Bakline's McKirdy Micro Marathon

Kaitlin Donner
Date of Birth


Age on Race Day


Current Residence

Indian Harbour Beach, FL


Satellite Beach, FL

High School

Satellite High School

Current Affiliation

New Wave Racing


Physical Therapist/ Coach / Owner at New Wave Sports Performance

Marathon PB


Social Media
First Trials qualification


Number of attempts to qualify



University of Florida

Career Highlights
While running at the University of Florida, I was a member of several SEC Championship teams (cross country, indoor and outdoor track). I then transitioned to triathlon while in PT school, qualifying for the U.S. National Team and competed in two Olympic selection events while racing internationally as a professional for seven years.
I married my husband, Ed, 12 years ago here in Florida and we have two sons: Chris (4) and Mikey (1.5 years old). I grew up watching and cheering for my mom as she ran marathons and competed in Boston. My parents, Kathleen and Randall, are the most supportive parents I could ask for and I'm lucky to have them live only a couple miles away.
Greatest Accomplishment
My two sons are by far my biggest accomplishment and everything I do is for them.
Interesting Story
I own New Wave Sports Performance, where I am a physical therapist, strength coach and running/triathlon coach, which is really fun. I get to work with athletes everyday and be a small part of helping them chase their biggest goals and dreams.
Favorite Book

The Sports Gene

Favorite Movie

Remember the Titans

Favorite TV Show/Series


Favorite Post-race Indulgence

Ice cream

Favorite Breakfast

Egg and avocado toast

Favorite Motivational Quote
"Feelings don't dictate outcomes." - Gwen Jorgensen
Favorite Running Memory
Qualifying for the Trials, but for reasons completed unrelated to the time or actually qualifying. We traveled to New York for the race as a family, then my husband and kids were there throughout the race and due to the nature of the looped course I got to see them almost 10 times. Chris, my 4-year-old, was cheering "Go Mommy go" throughout the race and that alone are moments I will never forget.