|Full name||Julie Ann Brown|
|Born||February 4, 1955|
|Height||5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)|
|Weight||108 lb (49 kg)|
|Event(s)||800m--2:00.8, 1500m--4:06.4, Mile--4:30.23, 3000m--8:58.27, 5000m--15:39.5, cross-country-(No time), marathon--2:26:24|
|Coached by||Bill Dellinger|
Julie Ann Brown (born February 4, 1955) is an American retired distance runner. She won the IAAF World Cross Country Championship in 1975 and represented the United States in the 1984 Summer Olympics in the women's marathon, placing 36th.
Brown set the American women's marathon record at the Nike OTC Marathon in 1978, running 2:36:23.
Brown concentrated on track and cross-country running prior to the Olympic trials but a victory in the Avon Women's Marathon in 1983 convinced her that she could qualify for the Olympic marathon team. She ran a conservative race staying in the pack until the midway point and broke away finishing second, 37 seconds behind the Olympic trials winner, Joan Benoit Samuelson. She broke the 10,000 metres world record setting a time of 35:00.4 minutes in 1975.
After her track career, Brown received her J.D. from Western State University and, joined a law firm as an attorney.
Brown was born in Billings, Montana, and competed in a variety of distance events winning several state championships while attending Billings Senior High School. She competed in the 880-yard run winning the state championship for three years in a row starting in 1970. She still holds the All-State record with an 880-yard time of 2:11.0. She also won two 440-yard run championships and in her senior year, she was state cross-country champion as well.
Brown started at the University of California, Los Angeles before switching to California State University, Northridge. As a college athlete she won Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women national championships in the 800 meters, 1500 meters, 3000 meters, and cross-country. Brown recalls how her UCLA cross country coach mistreated her and because of the environment at UCLA she decided to transfer to CSUN. She also won Amateur Athletic Union national titles in the 1500 meters, 3000 meters, cross-country, and marathon, as well as winning The Athletics Congress national titles in 3000 meters, cross-country, and marathon.
Julie Brown ended her running career in 1985 as a 13-time national champion and 20-time Team USA member either in track and cross country.
|1975||USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships||White Plains, New York, United States||1st||1500 meters|
|1976||USA Marathon Championships||Culver City, California, United States||1st||Marathon||2:45:33|
|1978||USA Cross Country Championships||Memphis, Tennessee, United States||1st||5 km||16:32|
|1979||USA Indoor Track and Field Championships||New York, New York, United States||1st||Two Miles||9:46.1|
|USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships||Walnut, California, United States||3rd||1500 meters||4:09.4|
|1981||USA Cross Country Championships||Burbank, California, United States||1st||5 km||15:49|
|1982||USA Road Running Championships 25 km||Ventura, California, United States||1st||25 km||1:27:53|
|1983||USA Marathon Championships||Los Angeles, California, United States||1st||Marathon||2:26:26|
|1984||USA Olympic Trials Track and Field Championships||Los Angeles, California, United States||1st||5000 meters||15:39.50|
 Brown placed 8th at 1985 New York Marathon in 2:37:53 and 2nd at 1982 New York Marathon in 2:28:33. Brown won 1981 Dallas Marathon in 2:33:40.
Brown placed 27th at 1974 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Senior women's race in 13:34.8.
Brown won an IAAF World Cross Country Championship in 1975 in 13:42; the first American woman to do so. She won the race in a time of 13:42, five seconds ahead of Bronislawa Ludwichowska from Poland.
At the 1979 Pan American Games, Brown won three silver medals, taking second place in the 800 meters, 1500 meters, and 3000 meters.
After graduating from CSUN, Brown moved to San Diego to train for the 1980 Olympics.
Brown qualified for the 1980 Summer Olympics in the 800 meters and 1500 meters but did not compete due to the boycott of the Olympics. She was one of 461 athletes to receive a Congressional Gold Medal instead.
She entered the marathon at the inaugural 1983 World Championships in Athletics, but failed to finish the competition.
Brown was sponsored by Adidas who set her up with coach Bill Dellinger and moved her from California to Eugene, Oregon in 1983 so she could focus on the marathon distance. 
Bobbi Gibb, the first woman to have run the entire Boston Marathon, sculpted three 12-inch bronze figurines of a running pony-tailed girl that were given as trophies to Joan Benoit Samuelson, Julie Brown, and Julie Isphording, the top three women marathoners at the US Olympic trials in 1984. Julie Brown trained on President Reagan's Santa Barbara, California ranch prior to 1984 Olympic Games to adjust to the heat and humidity of 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. Brown did compete in the 1984 Olympics in the marathon, placing 36th.
Brown was later sponsored by Champion products; Brown was featured in magazines in an international ad for Vaseline - Sponsored Athletes in the 1980's only made six figures, so Julie Brown went to law school at night to pursue a career.
In July 2008, President Carter gave the 1980 Team USA athletes Congressional Congressional Gold Medal.