Search for Marla Runyan
United States
Age: 35
Date of Birth: Jan. 4, 1969
Hometown: Santa Maria, Calif.
Current Residence: Eugene, Ore.
Sport: Track and field
Event: Women's 5,000
Height: 5-7
Weight: 114
College: San Diego State
Coach: Matt Lonergan
Club/team: Nike
Previous Olympics: 2000 - 8th.
World Championships: 2001 - 11th; 1999 - 10th.
National Championships: 2003 - 1st in 5,000; 2002 - 1st in 5,000; 2001 - 1st in 5,000; 2000 - 3rd in 1,500; 1999 - 4th; 1996 - 10th in heptathlon at trials.
2004 Qualifying: 2nd in 5,000, DNF 1,500 at U.S. trials.
Other career highlights: 2001-03 U.S. Indoor 3,000 champion; 1999 Pan Am Games champion; 5th at 2003 Boston Marathon; 4th at 2002 New York City Marathon; at the age of 9, Runyan was diagnosed with Stargardts disease, a degenerative disorder that is the most common cause of blindness in the U.S.