Laura Thweatt gained attention in 2017 after she finished as the first American and sixth overall in the London Marathon, running a notable 2:25:38 personal best, making her the ninth fastest American woman in history. London marked just her second career marathon.
Name: Laura Thweatt
Country of origin: United States
Standout races: Thweatt made her debut at the 2015 New York City Marathon where she finished seventh in 2:28:23. She ran London while enduring an injury, osteitis pubis, which took her out of competition for the remainder of the 2017 season. Thweatt announced her comeback with a win at the 2018 Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K, a pair of fourth place finishes at the NYC Healthy Kidney 10K and the Ottawa 10K and a personal best and third place finish at the Gold Coast Half Marathon in 1:10:17.
More about Laura Thweatt: Throughout her career, Thweatt has showcased her talents across the oval, the grass and the roads. She has raced distances on the track from 1500m to 10,000m, and in addition to being the 2015 U.S. Cross Country champion, she also took home titles at the 2013 and 2014 USATF National Club Cross Country Championships.