Jeannette Faber Ready For Worlds

  • By Duncan Larkin
  • Published May. 28, 2013
  • Updated May. 28, 2013 at 11:21 AM UTC
Jeannette Faber has whittled down her marathon PR since 2004. Photo:

She will race for Team USA in August.

American marathoner Jeannette Faber has come a long way in the sport — a really long way. USA Track & Field recently profiled her in advance of the IAAF World Championships this summer in Moscow.

Faber is a member of Team USA and will compete in the marathon there.

Her first marathon was Chicago in 2004. She finished that race in 3:28:51 — making her the 441st female to cross the line.

In August, she will run her 14th marathon.

“Last Monday I received the e-mail,” Faber recalled of her notification that informed her she was on the U.S. team at Worlds. “My first reaction was just overwhelming happiness because up until a couple of years ago, I really never thought this was something I could aspire to, so it was really just this wave of emotion like, ‘Wow, it actually happened!’”

Faber holds down a 20-30-hour-a-week job while training in Nashville, Tenn.

In her second marathon, she dropped 17 minutes. She trains under the BAA’s Terry Shea.


Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin is the news editor at and a freelance journalist who’s been covering the sport of running for over five years. He’s run 2:32 in the marathon and won the Himalayan 100-Mile Stage Race in 2007. His first running book, RUN SIMPLE, was released last July.

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