Teresa Vaill
Personal information
Born (1962-11-20) November 20, 1962 (age 61)
Torrington, Connecticut
Height1.62 m (5 ft 4 in)
Weight48 kg (106 lb)
Country United States
Updated on 27 July 2013

Teresa Vaill (born November 20, 1962) is a female racewalker from the United States. She was born in Torrington, Connecticut.

Vaill set her personal best in the women's 20 km race walk event (1:33:23) on April 1, 2001, at a meet in Manassas, Virginia. She remains an active competitor, winning numerous masters championships and placing in the USA National Championships (Open Division) as recently as 2018.[1]

Her twin sister Lisa Vaill was also an international racewalker, and marathon runner.[2]

Personal bests

International competitions

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing the  United States
1984 Pan American Race Walking Cup Bucaramanga, Colombia 6th 10 km 51:29 min
1986 Pan American Race Walking Cup Saint Leonard, Canada 4th 10 km 46:47 min
1987 World Race Walking Cup New York City, United States 20th 10 km 46:50 min
1988 Pan American Race Walking Cup Mar del Plata, Argentina 10 km DSQ
1990 Pan American Race Walking Cup Xalapa, Mexico 4th 10 km 47:18 min
1993 World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 22nd 10 km 46:58 min
1995 Pan American Games Mar del Plata, Argentina 10,000 m DQ
World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 22nd 10 km 45:02 min
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 43rd 20 km 1:38:47 hrs
2005 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 20 km DNF
2007 World Championships Osaka, Japan 20 km DQ
2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany 20 km DNF


  1. ^ "UNATION International Women's 50K Challenge". January 20, 2018. Archived from the original (TXT) on December 21, 2019. Retrieved February 25, 2024.
  2. ^ Theall, Dave (October 5, 2005). Lisa Vaill has shot at joining her twin, Teresa, at Olympics. Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved May 23, 2020.