Emily Sisson
Emily Sisson (2019 London Marathon).jpg
Sisson on 2019 London Marathon
Personal information
Born (1991-10-12) October 12, 1991 (age 31)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.
Height5 ft 2 in (157 cm)
Sport
CountryUnited States
SportTrack, long-distance running
Event(s)10,000 meters, Half Marathon
College teamProvidence Friars
ClubNew Balance
Turned pro2015
Coached byRay Treacy
Achievements and titles
World finals
  • 2017 London
  • 10,000 m, 9th
  • 2019 Doha
  • 10,000 m, 10th
Olympic finals
  • 2021 Tokyo
  • 10,000 m, 10th
Personal best(s)

Emily Sisson (born October 12, 1991) is an American distance runner who holds the NACAC area record in the marathon, set Oct. 9, 2022, at the 2022 Chicago Marathon, where she ran 2:18:29 to finish second.[1] She also owns continental record in the half marathon.

Sisson was ninth in the 10,000 meters at the 2017 London IAAF World Championships in Athletics, and won the USATF road 10k Championships in 2016 and 5k in 2018. In the 2019 London Marathon, her first try at the distance, she placed sixth in a time of 2:23:08.[2] In December 2020, she ran the Valencia Half-Marathon in 1:07:26, narrowly missing Molly Huddle’s American record. Sisson subsequently qualified to compete in the 10,000 m run at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after winning the US Olympic Trials; she finished 10th at the event. On May 7, 2022, clocking 1:07:11, she broke the USA woman's half marathon record at the USATF Half Marathon Championships in Indianapolis.[3] She runs for New Balance in Flagstaff, Arizona.

High school

Emily Sisson is a four-time high school state champion in cross country while competing at the following Missouri State High School Activities Association and Nebraska School Activities Association schools: Parkway Central High School in Chesterfield, Missouri, Omaha (Nebraska) Marian High School and Millard (Nebraska) North High School. Sisson won a 2 mile in 9:53 before running in her first Diamond League. She also ran a personal best 4:44.02 in the 2010 adidas Jim Ryun Girls Dream Mile at the New York Diamond League in June. At 2009 Foot Locker Cross Country Championships, Sisson finished third in 17:19 behind Chelsey Sveinsson and winner Megan Goethals. [4] Sisson finished 29th at 2008 Foot Locker Cross Country Championships National Finals.[5]

College

Sisson redshirted her first fall at University of Wisconsin before transferring to Providence College to train under Ray Treacy.

At the 2013 NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships, Sisson placed 7th in the 6000m with a time of 20:17.5. Sisson set an NCAA Division 1 indoor track and field 5000 meters record,[6][7][8][9] won three NCAA titles, and earned All-American and All-Big East honors eleven times. While competing for the Wisconsin Badgers during her freshman year, Sisson also earned All-Big Ten honors in cross country, and Big Ten Freshman of the Year honors in both the cross country and outdoor track seasons.

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing Wisconsin
2010 Big Ten Conference Cross Country Championships Madison, Wisconsin 3rd 6 km 20:02.8; All-Big Ten[10]
NCAA Cross Country Championships Terre Haute, Indiana 14th 6 km 20:28.3[11]
2011 Big Ten Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships Iowa City, Iowa 3rd 10,000 m 35:07.35
3rd 5000 m 16:16.06
NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Des Moines, Iowa 10th 5000 m 15:53.90[12]
Representing Providence College
2011 Big East Conference Cross Country Championships Louisville, Kentucky 4th 6 km 19:57.4; All-Big East[13]
2012 Big East Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships New York, New York 5th Mile 4:49.52
NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships Nampa, Idaho 12th 3000 m 9:25.13[14]
Big East Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships Tampa, Florida 1st 5000 m 15:45.83
NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Eugene, Oregon 4th 5000 m 16:18.24
NCAA Cross Country Championships Louisville, Kentucky 15th 6 km 20:00.1[15]
2013 Big East Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships Geneva, Ohio 1st 3000 m 9:20.68
6th DMR 11:21.02
NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships Fayetteville, Arkansas 9th 5000 m 15:54.73[16]
Big East Outdoor Track and Field Championships New Brunswick, New Jersey 1st 10,000 m 33:02.88
NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Eugene, Oregon 6th 5000 m 15:58.40[17]
Big East Conference Cross Country Championships Somers, Wisconsin 1st 6 km 19:49; All-Big East, meet & course record[18]
NCAA Cross Country Championships Terre Haute, Indiana 7th 6 km 20:17.5[19]
2014 Big East Indoor Track and Field Championships New York, New York 2nd 3000 m 9:09.35
1st 5000 m 16:08.01
NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships Albuquerque, New Mexico 8th 5000 m 16:34.18[20]
2015 Big East Indoor Track and Field Championships New York, New York 1st 5000 m 15:12.22
NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships Fayetteville, Arkansas 1st 5000 m 15:32.15[21]
3rd 3000 m 9:01.16[22]
Big East Outdoor Track and Field Championships Tampa, Florida 1st 5000 m 15:40.64
NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Eugene, Oregon 1st 5000 m 15:34.10[23]

[24] [25]

Professional career

On March 29, 2019, running the 10,000 meters in the Stanford Invitational, Sisson beat her training partner and U.S. record-holder Molly Huddle, by 8.9 seconds and lapped the rest of the field.[2]

Competition record

Representing the  United States
Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
2007 Pan American Junior Athletics Championships São Paulo, Brazil 3rd 5000 m 17.47.81[26]
2009 Pan American Junior Athletics Championships Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago 4th 3000 m 10:17.15[27]
2010 World Junior Championships Moncton, Canada 10th 3000 m 9:16.80
6th 5000 m 15:48.91
World Cross Country Championships Bydgoszcz, Poland 18th Junior race 20:08
2017 World Championships London, United Kingdom 9th 10,000 m 31:26.36
2019 World Championships Doha, Qatar 10th 10,000 m 31:12.56
2021 Olympic Games Tokyo, Japan 10th 10,000 m 31:04.46

USA National Championships

Road

Sisson won the 2016 Manchester Road Race in 24:06, and finished second to Molly Huddle at 2017 New York Road Runners New York Half Marathon in 1:08:21.[28] She later beat her PR at the Valencia half-marathon in 2020, resulting in nearly an American record; her half marathon time is the US all-time second-fastest.[29] After setting an American debut record at the 2017 United Airlines New York Road Runners New York Half Marathon, Sisson finished second behind Buze Diriba of Ethiopia with a time of 1:12:24 in the 2018 race.[30][31]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
2014 USA 5 km Championships Providence, Rhode Island 4th 5 km 15:44[32]
USA 12 km Championships Alexandria, Virginia 2nd 12 km 38:12[33]
2015 USA 5 km Championships Providence, Rhode Island 3rd 5 km 15:48[34]
USATF 10 km Championships hosted by
Tufts Health Plan 10K for Women
Boston, Massachusetts 2nd 10 km 32:28[35]
2016 USATF 20 km Championships hosted by
Faxon Law New Haven Road Race
New Haven, Connecticut 2nd 20 km 1:06:03[36]
USA 5 km Championships Providence, Rhode Island 2nd 5 km 15:42[37]
USATF 10 km Championships hosted by
Tufts Health Plan 10K for Women
Boston, Massachusetts 1st 10 km 31:47[38]
2018 USA 5 km Championships New York City 1st 5 km 15:38[39]

Outdoor track and field

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
2007 USA Junior Outdoor Track and Field Championships Indianapolis, Indiana, IUPUI 1st 5000 m 16:48.67[40]
2008 USA Junior Outdoor Track and Field Championships Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium,
Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
4th 3000 m 10:01.73[41]
2009 USA Junior Outdoor Track and Field Championships Eugene, Oregon 2nd 3000 m 9:55.31[42]
2010 USA Junior Cross Country Championships Spokane, Washington 2nd Junior race 20:31.5[43]
USA Junior Outdoor Track and Field Championships Des Moines, Iowa 1st 3000 m 9:18.73[44]
5000 m DNF
2013 2013 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Des Moines, Iowa 6th 10,000 m 33:27.23[45]
2015 2015 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Eugene, Oregon 5th 10,000 m 32:28.73[46]
2016 2016 United States Olympic Trials Eugene, Oregon 10th 10,000 m 32:54.06[47]
2017 2017 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Sacramento, California 3rd 10,000 m 31:25.64[48]
2018 2018 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Des Moines, Iowa 4th 10,000 m 32:06.31
2019 Stanford Invitational Palo Alto, California 1st 10,000 m 30:49.57[49]
2019 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Des Moines, Iowa 2nd 10,000 m 32:02.19[50]
2021 2020 United States Olympic Trials Eugene, Oregon 1st 10,000 m 31:03.82

Personal bests

All data sourced from World Athletics profile unless otherwise noted.[51] Data as of October 9, 2022.

Surface Event Time Date Location Notes
Indoor track One mile 4:38.49 23 FEB 2013 Boston, MA (USA)
3000 metres 8:52.60 14 FEB 2015 New York, NY (USA)
Two miles 10:10.21 12 MAR 2010 Boston, MA (USA)
5000 metres 15:02.10 26 FEB 2017 Boston, MA (USA)
Outdoor track 1500 metres 4:40.98 30 JUL 2006 Baltimore, MD (USA)
One mile 4:44.02 12 JUN 2010 New York, NY (USA)
3000 metres 8:49.61 16 JUL 2018 Cork (IRL)
Two miles 10:29.97 15 JUN 2007 Greensboro, NC (USA)
5000 metres 14:53.84 15 MAY 2021 Irvine, CA (USA)
10,000 metres 30:49.57 29 MAR 2019 Palo Alto, CA (USA)
Road 5 kilometres 15:38 03 NOV 2018 New York, NY (USA)
10 kilometres 31:47 10 OCT 2016 Boston, MA (USA)
10 miles Road 52:03 06 NOV 2016 Pittsburgh, PA (USA)
Half marathon 1:07:11 07 MAY 2022 Indianapolis, IN (USA) NACAC record
Marathon 2:18:29 09 OCT 2022 Chicago, IL (USA) NACAC record

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