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Emma Kertesz

Age: 26

Events: Road races, 5k though marathon

Hometown: Toledo, OH

College competed for: University of Toledo

Strava Profile

Personal Bests:

Mile: 4:47

3k: 9:30

5k: 15:58

10k: 32:50

15k: 53:04

Half Marathon: 1:16:30   

Marathon: 2:42:07

Career Highlights:

2016 US Olympic Trials qualifier

2015 USATF Blub Cross Country Championships, 6k, 21:00, 44th place

2015 Bloomsday, 12k, 43:41, 5th place

2014 California International Marathon, 2:42:07, 22nd place

2012 Bronze medalist at the Chiba Ekiden World Relays, Team USA

4-Time Mid American Conference Champion

NCAA All American

Mid American Conference 10k record holder



Volunteer Work

  • Girls on the Run
  • CNW Sunday Run leader


I started running as a way to stay in shape for soccer, and eventually left the soccer field for the track.  I love road races, and mainly focus on the 5k and up to the marathon. At 25 years old, I’m still learning and growing in the sport.  I have always enjoyed competing and bettering myself through running.  I’m always up for a run with company, good debate, and a book recommendation.