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 35
- Gender Female
- Country USA
- Residence Flagstaff, AZ, USA
|2019||USATF Half-Marathon Championships||1:10:44||1st|
|2018||USATF 10K Championships||32:21||1st|
|2013||Tempe Rock 'n' Roll Arizona Half Marathon||1:15:18||1st|
|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|