Stephanie Bruce

Stephanie Bruce USA

Stephanie Bruce has finished in the top 15 in four Abbott World Marathon Majors races,  finishing 10th at the 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon in 2:32:28. She was even faster in her 10th-place performance at the 2017 TCS New York City Marathon, clocking in at 2:31:44, just two minutes outside of a personal best. In 2018, she bettered her time, finishing in 2:30:59 to take 11th place.

Her first major marathon appearance was a 14th-place finish at the Boston Marathon in 2013, five years after making her marathon debut with a fifth-place 2:40:07 at the Twin Cities Marathon. In 2011, she was on the Houston Marathon podium when she was third in 2:29:35, which remains a personal best. A winner of four half-marathons, her personal best is a 1:10:53 attained as the seventh-place finisher at the 2013 NYC Half.

On July 4 of 2018, Bruce won her first U.S. national title with a personal-best time of 32:21 at the AJC Peachtree Road Race, which served as the USATF 10K Championships. Her victory came two weeks after she finished third over the same distance at the USATF Championships in Des Moines, IA. Then in 2019, she won the USATF Half Marathon Championships in Pittsburgh in a personal-best time of 1:10:44. She followed that up with a runner-up performance at the NYRR New York Mini 10K, which served as the USATF 10 km Championships for 2019.

Bruce began running when she was 4 growing up in Phoenix, AZ, and she was a Big West champion and two-time All-American at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Diagnosed with celiac disease in 2010, she has battled through the condition to become one of the country’s top runners.

She is married to Ben Bruce, a fellow professional runner who competed in the 3000-meter steeplechase at the USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships 15 consecutive years, with a high finish of second place in 2010. The couple have two children, Riley and Hudson.

  • Date of Birth Jan 14, 1984
  • Age 36
  • Gender Female
  • Country USA
  • Residence Flagstaff, AZ, USA


Career Highlights

Year Event Time Place
2019 USATF Half-Marathon Championships 1:10:44 1st 
2018 USATF 10K Championships 32:21 1st
2018 London Marathon  2:32:28 10th
2013  Tempe Rock 'n' Roll Arizona Half Marathon 1:15:18 1st
2011  Houston Marathon  2:29:35 3rd


Year Event Place Time
2019 2019 NYRR New York Mini 10K 2 0:32:32
2018 TCS New York City Marathon 2018 11 2:30:59
2018 2018 NYRR New York Mini 10K 7 0:32:55
2018 2017 NYRR Midnight Run 3 0:21:36
2017 TCS New York City Marathon 2017 10 2:31:44
2016 2016 Abbott Dash to the Finish Line 5K 3 0:16:06

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