Kaitlin Gregg Goodman has been methodically and meticulously plugging away for years. She’s weathered many ups and downs, but finally, over the last year-and-a-half, her persistence is paying off. Through consistent training, positive thinking, and with a supportive crew, she steadily chipped away at her old personal bests, but the biggest breakthrough came in 10,000 meters last year at the Stanford Invite where she earned her Olympic Trials “A” qualifier. Kaitlin achieved her big dream goal while juggling a full time job and coaching. Though Kaitlin may not be a household name (yet), she is already an inspiration to so many other women, including me.
Come July 2nd, she’ll be toeing the line among the country’s best 10k runners vying for her first Olympic berth. As of today, Kaitlin is one of only four women who have the Olympic “A” standard in the 10,000 meters and also competed in this past February’s U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon. And she’s in some good company. The other three women? Amy Cragg, Shalane Flanagan, and Liz Costello. Kaitlin has proven over a successful road racing and track campaign that she is more than deserving to be on that list.
I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Kaitlin about her running past, present, and future. Grab a cup of coffee, kick back, and get inspired! Read more >>