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 Area HS '86
Hometown: Stevens Point, WI
College: University of Wisconsin '91
Current Residence: Manhattan Beach, CA

Suzy Favor Hamilton, in 2022, the Wisconsin grad was one of 30 inductees into the inaugural class of USTFCCCA’s Collegiate Athlete Hall of Fame.

The three-time Olympian (1992, 1996, 2000) and seven-time USA champion, won 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, currently tied for the most women's individual titles in NCAA Division I history with Sally Kipyego. She also earned 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, and her 3:57.40 equals #5 American woman all-time for the metric Mile (only Shelby Houilhan, Shannon Rowbury, 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.

For Stevens Point Area High School, she won 9 individual state titles (5 track and 4 cross country) as well as two relay team titles.

Favor Hamilton is a mental health advocate, motivational speaker, life coach and artist.


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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