Kimberly DeMerrit - Runner & Triathlete
During Kim's senior year of college, her roommate encouraged her to start running. After numerous 5K's her confidence boosted and she upped her mileage. Over the years she ran many races of all distances as well as a few triathlons, trail runs and adventure races.
Her new goal became to qualify for the Boston Marathon, which is when she started training with Racelab and Bettina. She dropped her Marathon time by a WHOLE hour and then PR'd at her first Boston Marathon by a whopping 6 minutes! She has since qualified two more times and finished an Ultra Marathon.
"To me, Racelab is not only a training group, but an extension of my family who push me, motivate me, and celebrate with me!"
Recent / Notable races include:
1:00 hr Improvement in Marathon Time
3:29:15 - Marathon PR 2011
1:38:43 - Half Marathon PR 2013
2nd a/g - IMS AZ Marathon 2011
4th a/g - Old Pueblo 50 Mile Endurance Run
3x Boston Qualifier
The Boston Marathon. The enthusiasm of the spectators, the history of the race, the liveliness of the city and the hard work that was put into being made the race seem surreal!
The New York City Marathon
PROUDEST ATHLETIC MOMENT
The last 2 miles of The Lakefront Marathon - that was the point I knew I was going to qualify for The Boston Marathon
WORDS TO LIVE BY:
"To do the right thing, to do the best we could, never complain, never take advantage, don't give
up, don't be afraid." - Family motto of Harry S Truman
The Long Run - Matt Long