Susannah Scaroni

Susannah Scaroni USA

Susannah Scaroni set a new world-best 10K mark of 22:22 en route to defending her NYRR New York Mini 10K title in the professional wheelchair division in June. She followed that up by breaking the American record in the marathon with a personal-best time of 1:30:42 to win the Grandma’s Marathon in Duluth, MN.

Scaroni also had a fantastic 2018 that included runner-up finishes at the Boston Marathon, BMW Marathon and United Airlines NYC Half, a third-place finish at the Virgin Money London Marathon, and victories at the AJC Peachtree Road Race and the first-ever wheelchair division of the NYRR New York Mini 10K. She clocked a then-world-best 10K road time of 22:48 in securing her first Mini 10K title in Central Park.

In 2017, she had a breakout season that consisted of podium finishes at the Tokyo and Boston marathons (the latter in 1:33:17, a personal-best time by more than five minutes) and her first-ever victory at a New York Road Runners event, the United Airlines NYC Half (55:06). The win in New York followed back-to-back runner-up finishes at the event in 2014 and 2015.

Scaroni placed seventh in the Rio 2016 Paralympic marathon, finishing only two seconds back of a podium position. She’s had other strong performances at the Boston Marathon, placing third there in 2014 and 2015. At the TCS New York City Marathon, her best place was fourth in 2016. In addition, Scaroni won back-to-back titles at the Los Angeles and Twin Cities marathons, both in 2013 and 2014.

Scaroni was raised in Tekoa, WA, and her passion for sports nutrition led her to a degree in dietetics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She still bases her training out of Champaign with the school’s highly successful wheelchair athletics program, and she also works for the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee as a sports dietitian.

  • Date of Birth May 16, 1991
  • Age 28
  • Gender Female
  • Country USA
  • Residence Champaign, IL, USA


Career Highlights

Year Event Time PLACE
2018 Virgin Money London Marathon  1:43:00 3rd
2018  Boston Marathon  2:20:01  2nd
2017  Boston Marathon  1:33:17  3rd
2017  United Airlines NYC Half  55:06  1st 
2012  Bank of America Chicago Marathon  1:56:30  2nd 


Year Event Place Time
2019 2019 NYRR New York Mini 10K 1 0:22:22
2019 2019 United Airlines NYC Half 3 0:58:51
2018 TCS New York City Marathon 2018 7 1:59:55
2018 2018 NYRR New York Mini 10K 1 0:22:48
2018 2018 United Airlines NYC Half 2 0:59:59
2017 TCS New York City Marathon 2017 9 2:11:43
2017 2017 United Airlines NYC Half 1 0:55:06
2016 TCS New York City Marathon 2016 4 1:58:16
2016 United Airlines NYC Half 2016 3 0:55:15
2015 TCS New York City Marathon 2015 5 1:54:24
2015 United Airlines NYC Half 2015 2 0:54:58
2014 TCS New York City Marathon 2014 7 1:57:55
2014 NYC Half 2014 2 0:59:41
2013 ING New York City Marathon 2013 5 2:05:07

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