Athlete Bios

Christina Welsh

Women's Marathon

Qualifying Time: 2:33:08
Qualifying Race: 2022 Chevron Houston Marathon

Christina Welsh
Date of Birth


Age on Race Day


Current Residence

St. Petersburg, FL


Hamilton, NJ

High School

Hamilton West High School


PhD Student in Marine Biology at University of South Florida

Marathon PB


Social Media
First Trials qualification


Number of attempts to qualify



Stockton University

Career Highlights
9th, 2021 Amway River Bank Run 25k; 8th, 2022 Chevron Houston Marathon; 2nd, 2023 Philadelphia Marathon
Greatest Accomplishment
My biggest accomplishment was finishing second in the Philadelphia Marathon this past November. After running my PR in 2022, I had a few ups and downs with running, including some injuries and coaching changes. This race wasn't my fastest, but I think I raced it well on a tough course, and I coached myself for the entire build.
Interesting Story
I ran my first marathon in June 2019 in 3:29. After getting a coach and taking my training a lot more seriously, I improved that to 2:33 by January 2022. Moving to Florida and joining a training group helped a lot.
Favorite Movie

The Muppets Christmas Carol

Favorite TV Show/Series

Nailed It

Favorite Song

I don't ever run to music

Favorite Post-race Indulgence


Favorite Breakfast

Cinnamon Toast Crunch

Favorite Running Memory
One time during college cross country training, my friend and I were on a run through the woods, and we got chased by a pack of turkeys. It was scary at the time but pretty funny in hindsight. Whoever knew turkeys could run fast?