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Headshot for Laurie Knowles

Birthdate: October 13, 1977

Birthplace: West Virginia

Current Residence: Atlanta, GA

College: University of Arkansas (Undergrad) Georgia Tech (MBA)

Recent PRs:
Marathon - 2:36:01

Half Marathon - 1:13:45

15K - 53:00  

5k - 16:45

Twitter: @Lmsturgell

Laurie qualified for the 2008 Olympic Team Trials-Women's Marathon at The LaSalle Bank Chicago Marathon in 2006 where she finished 37th in 2:46:31. She qualified for the 2012 Olympic Team Trials – Women’s Marathon at Grandma’s Marathon in 2011 where she finished 13thin 2:38:09.   On her 36th birthday, she qualified for her third Olympic Trials with a PR of 2:36:29 to place 11th and third American at the Chicago Marathon. In 2016, she was the third American at the Boston Marathon, where she placed 17th overall. At 40, Laurie qualified for the 2020 Olympic Team Trials - Marathon for a fourth time when she placed second in the master's division at the TCS New York City Marathon. Laurie broke the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon course record in late 2018 at the age of 41 in 2:37:50.