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Meet the 2016 Competitors: Amanda Eccleston

Amanda Eccleston | Women’s Elite Mile

Amanda Eccleston’s coming out party unofficially started at the 2015 Sir Walter Miler, where she finished second in 4:29.06, becoming the 59th American to break the 4:30 barrier. She then went on to win the Hoka Long Island Mile, and then recently finished a VERY, VERY close 4th at the Olympic Trials 1500 meter final. We’re excited to see what she can do this year!

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College: Hillsdale College / University of Michigan
Coach: Mike McGuire
Sponsor: Brooks
Mile PR: 4:26.63

5 Things About Me: Amanda Eccleston

  1. I’ve lived in Michigan since I was 4 years old, and have gone to both undergrad (Hillsdale College) and grad school (University of Michigan) in this great state.
  2. I played the French Horn for 6 years.
  3. I make a mean chocolate chip cookie. This is probably my best skill behind running.
  4. I’m about to publish my first research paper, which is on vaccine timeliness in Michigan children (my graduate degree was in Public Health).
  5. My favorite time to run is the fall. I love the changing colors and crunching leaves on the road.

North Carolina Connection?
I lived in Kill Devil Hills, NC one summer during college and did most of my runs at 5am on the beach.

Learn more about Amanda at: VIS Experience | Run with the Pros

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