Emily Infeld knows how to tackle adversity better than anyone. A 2016 Olympian, Emily’s running career has been full of ups-and-downs. While developing an impressive running resume, Emily has prevailed over several season ending injuries that tested her resilience and perseverance. Some of Emily’s highlights are making the 2013 World Cross Country Championship team, the 2015 Track World Championship Team where she took bronze in the 10,000m, and her recent 2nd place finish at the 2016 Olympic trials which lead her to an 11th place finish in Rio. Currently, you can find Emily training on the elite Bowerman Track Club Team with legendary coach Jerry Schumacher in Portland, OR. Her list of achievements is long, but it is only the beginning and she shows no signs of slowing down.
First Memory Running:
My family created my love for running and the sport of track and field. I grew up doing fun runs with my dad over the summer-ranging from road miles to 5k; this started when I was about 8. It was fun bonding experience with my dad and had a blast beating older women and men. Along with this my sister ran track in junior high. I remember watching her look effortless flying around the track and feeling so inspired. I turned to my mom and told her "I want to be just like maggie, I want to be fast". Now my whole family runs and loves it! Both my parents have done marathons; my dad has also done countless ultras. My sister maggie is an extremely accomplished runner (7th in 2012 Olympic trials 1500) and my younger sister lucy has a blast running half marathons! It's a fun experience that we all share together!
I help volunteer coach for our Bowman Track Club youth program and just love getting to see these kids learn to love running at a young age :) it's fun to see the passion and love for the sport start!
Emily By The Numbers
In the 10k at the 2015 World Championships
USA 10k Olympian (2016)
Pairs of shiny earrings