|Born||May 9, 1996|
|Home town||Niwot, Colorado, U.S.|
|Sport||Track and field|
|Event(s)||1500 meters, Mile|
|College team||Stanford Cardinal|
|Club||Bowerman Track Club|
|Coached by||Jerry Schumacher|
|Achievements and titles|
Elise Cranny (born May 9, 1996) is an American middle and long-distance runner.
Cranny attended Niwot High School in Colorado, where she won two cross country state championships. She ran in college for Stanford, where she finished 2nd in four NCAA Division I Championships and was a 12 time All-American. After graduating in 2018, she turned professional with the Bowerman Track Club.
In a Bowerman Track Club inter-squad meet on July 31st, 2020, Cranny competed as a member of the 4 × 1500 metres relay team alongside Colleen Quigley, Karissa Schweizer, and Shelby Houlihan. The team ran a time of 16:27.02 which broke the previous world record of 16:33.58 from Team Kenya by over 6 seconds.
Among American competitors, Cranny posted the fastest 10000 metres and the second fastest 5000 metres time going into the 2021 US Olympic Trials. On June 21, 2021, winning in 94-degree heat in Eugene, Oregon, Cranny finished .3 seconds in front of Bowerman Track Club teammate Karissa Schweizer, qualifying for the U.S. Olympic team with a 15:27.81. Cranny ran the last 400 meters in 63.72 seconds. At the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Cranny placed 13th in the Women's 5000 metres.
On February 11, 2022, Cranny set a new American Record for the indoor 5000 metres distance at the David Hemery Valentine Invitational at Boston University, completing the event in 14:33.17, 14 seconds faster than Shalane Flanagan's mark of 14:47.