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Deena Kastor

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Personal Bests

1500m - 4:07

5,000m -14:51

10,000m - 30:50

Half-Marathon -1:07:34


Marathon - 2:19:36

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About deena

Deena has lived in Mammoth Lakes, California since 2001. Her husband Andrew Kastor is the head coach of the Mammoth Track Club. Deena loves to run around the Lakes Basin and in Shady Rest Park. After practice she can be found walking her mastiffs around their neighborhood or cooking for family and friends at home. Oh yeah, she also has an affinity for wine & photo booths. She wrote a New York Times Best seller and 2019 Memoir of the Year, Let Your Mind Run

Pro career 

Deena is an Olympic medalist and, for 19 years, held the American Record holder in the marathon. Since beginning her professional career in 1997, Deena has held American Records in every distance from the 5K to the marathon. She has represented the USA on 19 national teams. Deena also earned two silver medals in the World Cross Country Championships, and has 24 national titles to her name. As a master runner (over 40 years old) she has broken 5 world records and 7 American Records including the marathon. Her fastest days are behind her, but running and the running community still inspire her to keep pushing her limits.  

NCAA Career

Kastor graduated with two degrees in English/Creative Writing and Journalism at the University of Arkansas. There, she was a 4 time SEC Champion, 8 time All American and twice NCAA runner up. Go Hogs!

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