Birthday: 02/20/95 Mile PR: 4:24.88 (indoors) - 2019
Metric Mile (1500m) PR: 4:02.34 - 2019
High School: Richford HS
Hometown: Montgomery, VT
College: University of New Hampshire '18
Current Residence: Boston, MA
Team: Team New Balance Boston
Elinor Purrier, a rising U.S. star, finished third in the 2019 USA 5000m Championship to qualify for her first Team USA berth at the World Championships in Doha.
In 2018, Purrier won the 2018 NCAA Indoor Mile, edging Colorado’s Dani Jones, 4:31.76 to 4:31.82. In February in Boston, she also recorded the fastest indoor Mile in the world for the year, clocking 4:26.55, #2 all-time in NCAA history (only Jenny Simpson is faster).
After graduating from the University of New Hampshire and turning pro, at the 2018 USA Outdoor Championships in late June, she finished sixth in the 1500 meters, running 4:09.30.
At the University of New Hampshire, Purrier was an 11-time All-American and studied nutrition.
FUN FACT: Elinor grew up on her family's Vermont dairy farm, milking 30 cows each morning at 5:30, before going to school.