Athlete Bios

Roberta Groner

Women's Marathon

Qualifying Time: 2:31:37
Qualifying Race: 2023 Copenhagen Marathon

Roberta Groner
Date of Birth


Age on Race Day


Current Residence

Ledgewood, NJ


Cranberry Township, NJ

High School

Seneca Valley

Current Affiliation

Central Park Track Club Tracksmith


RN and running coach for Central Park Track Club

Marathon PB

2:29:09 at NN Marathon Rotterdam

Social Media
First Trials qualification


Previous Trials


Number of attempts to qualify



Saint Francis University

Career Highlights
Post Collegiate: 2017 Sacramento US Marathon Championships 2nd place; 2017 Boston Marathon, 16th place; 2018 New York Marathon, 12th place; 2019 NM Rotterdam Marathon, 5th place and PR of 2:29:06; 2019 IAAF World Championships Marathon (Doha), 6th place; 2019 TCS New York Marathon, 13th place.
I have three teenage sons, ages 16, 17 and 20. Dylan, Aiden and Bryan are the main reason I keep running. I want to show them that by being consistent, dedicated and pursuing a passion, anything can happen. Follow your dreams and don't say no!
Greatest Accomplishment
Becoming a mother is the #1 accomplishment in my personal life. Running has also brought so much to my life personally and professionally. I found love through running. My partner Samuel is the most supportive person. I found a running family with my club Central Park Track Club. I have also began paying it forward and coaching for Central Park Track Club.
Interesting Story
I stopped running my senior year of college and did not run again for 10 years. I resumed when my youngest son was 2. At that point, it was just to get some daily exercise. I ran my first marathon in 2011 at Chicago and qualified for Boston with a 3:11. From that point on I knew I loved the challenge of the marathon. Through years of consistent training I was able to qualify for the Olympic Trials in 2020 with a qualifying time of 2:29:06. For the 2024 Olympic Trials, I am one of the masters runners, at age 46, to race. I am excited to race amongst the best in our nation and demonstrate that age is just a number!
Favorite Movie

The Notebook

Favorite TV Show/Series

Money Heist

Favorite Song

Lose Yourself - Eminem

Favorite Post-race Indulgence


Favorite Breakfast


Favorite Motivational Quote
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land amongst the stars!
Favorite Running Memory
2019 World Championships Marathon - I was so honored to represent our country. I soaked it all in and reminded myself to be grateful for the opportunity and to never forget it!