Suzy Favor Hamilton

Birthday: 08/08/68 Mile PR: 4:22.93 - 1998
Metric Mile (1500m) PR: 3:57.40 - 2000
High School: Stevens Point HS
Hometown: Stevens Point, WI
College: University of Wisconsin
Current Residence: New Glarus, WI

Personal Website: suzyfavorhamilton.com

Suzy Favor Hamilton is a three-time Olympian (1992, 1996, 2000) and seven-time USA champion, winning three U.S. indoor Mile titles and four outdoor 1500 meter crowns. Suzy Favor won a record setting nine NCAA titles while competing at the University of Wisconsin and currently ties for the most individual titles in NCAA history and she captured 14 All-American honors and won the Honda-Broderick Cup in 1990 as the top collegiate female athlete.

Over the course of her career, Suzy ran sub-4 minutes in the 1500 meters five times - three of the 10 fastest times ever run by an American woman and her 3:57.40 is #3 all-time by an American woman for the metric Mile (only Mary Slaney and Jenny Simpson are faster).

In 1987, she set the U.S. Junior 1500 meter record with a time of 4:09.10 that stood until Mary Cain's 4:04.62 in 2013. 

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News

Suzy Favor Hamilton Memoir Due to Be Released Next Month

August 29, 2015

"In this startling frank memoir, the Olympian recounts the journey to outrun her demons..."

By Megan Hetzel, Runner's World

Three-time Olympian Suzy Favor Hamilton is set to release a new book called Fast Girl: A Life Spent Running from Madness on September 14. HarperCollins is publishing the...

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Suzy Favor Hamilton Memoir Scheduled for June Publication

November 14, 2014

Three-time Olympian also won four outdoor USA 1500 meter titles and three indoor Mile national crowns.

By Scott Douglas, Runner's World

Three-time Olympian Suzy Favor Hamilton will publish a memoir, Fast Girl: Running from Madness, in June 2015.

Details about the book, to be published by...

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Olympian Favor Hamilton finds true gold

July 21, 2012

As she took center stage no one knew what was going on inside her.

By Gary D'Amato, Journal Sentinel

The finish line was 200 meters away. She just had to hold on for 30 more seconds and the gold medal would be hers.

Suzy Favor Hamilton had trained her entire life for this moment. She'd...

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Olympian Then and Now: Suzy Favor Hamilton

June 06, 2012

By Matt McCue, Runner's World

One of the most decorated U.S. runners in history, Suzy Favor Hamilton was an Olympian in 1992, 1996, and 2000. During her long career, the mid-distance specialist set PRs of 1:58.10 for 800 meters, 3:57.40 for 1500 meters and 15:06.48 for 5000 meters. She lives in...

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