Magdalena Lewy-Boulet
Magdalena Boulet in 2013
Born (1973-08-01) August 1, 1973 (age 48)
Years active2002 - present
WebsiteOfficial website

Magdalena Lewy-Boulet (née Lewy; born August 1, 1973), commonly known as either Magdalena or Magda Boulet, is an American runner from Oakland, California. Born in Jastrzębie-Zdrój, Poland,[1] Lewy-Boulet became a U.S. citizen on September 11, 2001.[2]

Sport career

Lewy Boulet finished second at the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Women's Marathon, held on April 20, 2008, in Boston, Massachusetts, in a then personal-best time of 2:30:19. She led the race for the first 24 miles before being overtaken by eventual winner Deena Kastor. During the women's marathon at the 2008 Summer Olympics, a lingering knee injury forced Lewy Boulet to drop out 20 kilometres into the race.[3]

In the IAAF World Cross Country championships, she has earned two bronze medals representing the USA in the team competition, in 2010 and 2011. Individually, she finished 20th in the 2010 race and 18th in the 2011 race.

She has also won the 2002 San Francisco Marathon,[4] and finished sixth overall and first among American women at the 2009 New York City Marathon.[5] She finished second at the 2010 Rotterdam Marathon, in a personal best time of 2:26:22.[6] At the 2010 Chicago Marathon, she finished 7th in a time of 2:28:44. In other road racing performances, she was the top American finisher at the NYRR New York Mini 10K, but her time of 33:25 was only enough for eleventh overall.[7] In September, she won the 20K national title at the New Haven Road Race in a time of 1:07:41, some 45 seconds ahead of runner-up Stephanie Rothstein.[8]

She won the Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run in 2015, her debut 100-mile race, in a time of 19:05:21.[9]

In 2019, she won the Leadville 100-mile race, in a time of 20:18:07.[10]

Personal life and coaching

Lewy-Boulet is sponsored by CORE Foods,[11] Hoka One One, and GU Energy Gel.[12] She was assistant track & field coach at University of California - Berkeley, working under Tony Sandoval through 2009-2010[13] school year.[14] She is married to Richie Boulet.

Lewy-Boulet is currently coached by Jack Daniels.[15]


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing the  United States
2002 San Francisco Marathon San Francisco, United States 1st 2:50:11
2002 Pittsburgh Marathon Pittsburgh, United States 1st 2:36:48
2003 Pittsburgh Marathon Pittsburgh, United States 2nd 2:31:38
2006 Orange County Marathon Newport Beach, United States 1st 2:50:41
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, PR China DNF
2015 Western States 100 Squaw Valley Ski Resort, California 1st 19:05:21
2016 Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc France, Italy and Switzerland 5th 28:18:05
2017 Western States 100 Squaw Valley Ski Resort, California 2nd 19:49:15
2018 Marathon des Sables Morocco 1st 25:11:19
2019 The 9 Dragons Ultra New Territories, Hong Kong 1st 22:18:04[16]
2019 Leadville Trail 100 Leadville, Colorado, United States 1st 20:18:07

Personal records


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-06-04. Retrieved 2009-04-24.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ Crumpacker, John (18 April 2008). "A marathon runner who wants to honor 9/11 victims". Retrieved 25 March 2019.
  3. ^ "An Accidental Injury Prematurely Ended Magdalena Lewy's Olympic Run, but Her Experience Lives On - The Daily Californian". Retrieved 25 March 2019.
  4. ^ "Untitled". Retrieved 25 March 2019.
  5. ^ "USATF - News". Retrieved 25 March 2019.
  6. ^ van Hemert, Wim (2010-04-11). Makau storms 2:04:48 in Rotterdam. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-04-11.
  7. ^ Masai dominates Central Park 10K. IAAF/New York Road Runners (2010-06-13). Retrieved on 2010-06-14.
  8. ^ Quigley and Boulet win USA 20 km titles. IAAF/USATF (2010-09-07). Retrieved on 2010-09-07.
  9. ^ WHYNO, Kevin Yamamura By STEPHEN. "Krar, Boulet win Western States 100-Mile titles". Retrieved 25 March 2019 – via Sacramento Bee.
  10. ^ "Athlinks".
  11. ^ "CORE Foods". CORE Foods. Retrieved 25 March 2019.
  12. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-03-16. Retrieved 2009-04-24.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  13. ^ "Cross Country". University of California Golden Bears Athletics. Retrieved 25 March 2019.
  14. ^ Kleiman, Kibby (23 July 2008). "Back on Track". East Bay Express. Retrieved 25 March 2019.
  15. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-07-10. Retrieved 2009-10-31.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  16. ^ The 9 Dragons Ultra includes 2 races: 50 Miles and 50 KM, held within 2 days. Individual results are 13:45:51 and 8:22:13 respectively.