Kerry Allen - Meet The Elites

Kerry began running in middle school in her hometown of St. Petersburg, FL. She wanted to join one of her school's sports teams and at under 4'6" neither basketball nor volleyball seemed like a good idea, leaving track as the only option. Kerry ended up having some natural talent and went on to have a successful high school career, including one state championship. Kerry ran for one year at Duke University before taking a 5 year hiatus from competitive running to focus on more important things, like camping out for Duke basketball tickets. 

 
After college, Kerry moved to DC to pursue a career on Capitol Hill. Her roommate at the time was training for a marathon with the goal of qualifying for Boston, which made Kerry wonder if she could do the same. She ran her first marathon in 2011, which rekindled her love for competitive running. Since 2013, Kerry has been a member of the GRC. She also serves as the club's president. 

Why the Alexandria Turkey TrotThe ample supply of bananas. Kerry ran the race last year and loved the event. It's a well-run race on a good course with fast competition, but still has the feel of a local, low-key event. The race is 10 days before her goal race for the season - the California International Marathon - so the Turkey Trot will be a fun way for Kerry to get a final hard effort in before the marathon.

Race Results
Winner of 2017 DC Rock n Roll Half Marathon; runner up in 2016 and 2014
Top ten American at Cherry Blossom 10 Miler in 2016 and 2017
Top 5 finish at Army 10 Miler in 2016 and 2017

PRs
5k: 17:38
5 mile: 28:46 (last year's Turkey Trot)
10 mile: 58:49
Half marathon: 1:17:45

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