My name is Alana Hadley and I am a 16 yr old competitive distance runner from Charlotte, NC pursuing my dream of becoming an Olympic marathoner; which gives me the opportunity to do some pretty cool things, go some pretty cool places and have some pretty cool adventures.
I have a passion for the longer races (half marathon and marthon) and my goal/dream is to one day be a top professional marathon runner and represent the United States well in the Olympics, World Championships and other major races.
I recently qualified for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials with a 2:41:55 marathon in Indianapolis (Nov 2013), the second youngest person ever to qualify for the marathon trials and the youngest since 1984.
So far my personal bests are: 2:41:55 for the marathon, 1:16:41 for the half marathon, 34:59 for the 10k, and 16:15 for 5k.
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