Emily Sisson

Emily Sisson USA

Emily Sisson has been very successful in her last three trips to New York City, finishing as the runner-up at the United Airlines NYC Half twice and winning the USATF 5K Championships.

At the 2018 United Airlines NYC Half, she finished just one-tenth of a second behind Ethiopian winner Buze Diriba in 1:12:24. It was her training partner Molly Huddle who beat her out the previous year, in spite of her American debut record time of 1:08:21. She then stormed to victory in November at the USATF 5K Championships, taking the tape in the women’s race with a solo sprint to the finish in 15:38.

She made her 26.2-mile debut at the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon, finishing in sixth place in 2:23:08 to clock the fastest-ever debut by an American on a record-eligible course.

At the IAAF World Championships in 2017, Sisson once again finished one place and two seconds behind Huddle—this time over 10,000 meters. Two months earlier, she set a personal best, running a 31:25:64 at the USTAF Outdoor Championships in Sacramento. She was the top finisher at the 2016 USTAF 10K Championships and has finished on the podium in two of her three previous appearances at the USATF 5K Championships. As a two-time NCAA champion at Providence College, Sisson was a 10-time NCAA All-American and set the NCAA indoor record for 5000 meters (15:12.22). The Chesterfield, MO, native has stayed in Providence since graduation, living and training out of Rhode Island’s capital city under coach Ray Treacy


  • Date of Birth Oct 12, 1991
  • Age 27
  • Gender Female
  • Country USA
  • Residence Providence, RI, USA


Career Highlights

Year Event Time PLACE
2019 Virgin Money London Marathon  2:23:08 6th
2017 IAAF World Championships 10,000m  31:26.36 9th
2017  USATF Outdoor Championships 10,000m 31:25.64  3rd
2016  USATF Women’s 10K Championships 31:47   1st
2015  NCAA Outdoor Championships 5000m 15:34.10   1st


Year Event Place Time
2018 2018 Abbott Dash to the Finish Line 5K and USATF 5K Championships 1 0:15:38
2018 2018 United Airlines NYC Half 2 1:12:24
2017 2017 United Airlines NYC Half 2 1:08:21

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