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Race Report: Annie Frisbie + 2024 USATF 15k National Championships

Race Report: Annie Frisbie + 2024 USATF 15k National Championships

Update: 2024-03-15


Minnesota Distance Elite Team member and Puma professional marathoner and long-distance road racer Annie Frisbie shares how it all went down at the 2024 15k National Championships, which took place March 2, 2024, in Jacksonville, FL, at the Gate River Run.

Frisbie had a great race at the 15k, for some interesting and special reasons. And she gets into it.

And, this episode is a bit of a twofer because what happened at the 15k champs was directly influenced by the previous race on Frisbie's calendar, the 2024 US Olympic Trials Marathon. So, she covers that race as well.

The marathon trials was, to put it mildly, Frisbie's A race. It was the one chance that comes every four years to make an Olympic team.

For Frisbie, it did not turn out to be the day she dreamed of. She finished a terrific 10th place in a hugely competitive field, but the goal had been top 3, because the first three women to cross the finish line were automatic selections for the team heading to Paris.

Frisbie tells the whole story in this episode: the build-up to the marathon, how it went down that day, her processing the deep disappointment of not making the Olympic team, and her return to racing. Frisbie's first post-trials race was indeed the 15k, and she shares what happened there and why it was a great return to racing.

Annie Frisbie is a top American distance racer. Her thoughtful insights into competition, including the mental and emotional side of racing, make this an inspirational inside look into life as a professional runner.

Just like last year, you can expect a Race Report episode for each race of the USATF Road Circuit series of races. Each episode features one top 10 runner telling the story of how the race went down, from her perspective. And because a race is never just about what happens on race day, you will get to know a little bit more about each one of the runners featured and how this race figures into their larger running story.

The USATF 15k National Championships is a part of the USATF Running Circuit championship series of races. These are races that happen throughout the United States all year long and each race serves as a national championship for the distance or the type of race that is being run. Also, at each one of these races, in addition to vying for a national title, runners earn cash prizes and they earn points. The points go toward the series overall, which is determined at the end of the year.

The next race on the circuit is the 10-Mile National Championships taking place in Washington, D.C., on April 7. A WRS Race Report will publish shortly thereafter. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast so you don't miss it!

Keep Up with Annie Frisbie

Instagram: @anniefrisb3

Photo Credit

Clay Shaw, Runner's Gazette: @clay50sub4,

Also, thank you to Karen Mitchell: @kmitchpa

Mentioned in this episode

Race Report: Emily Durgin + 2024 US Olympic Trials Marathon:

Race Report: Katie Camarena + 2024 USATF Cross-Country National Championships:

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Race Report: Annie Frisbie + 2024 USATF 15k National Championships

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