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Janet McDevitt

Age: 42

Events:   5K/10K/12K/Half Marathon; Track: 5K/10K; Cross Country

Hometown:Bellevue, WA

College competed for: Columbia University

Personal Bests

5K:17:34

8K: 29.24

10K: 36:32

12K: 45:15

Career Highlights

2015 USATF Masters 5k XC Championships, 5k, 17:44, National Champion, Sarasota Springs, NY

2015 USATF Club XC Championships, 6k, 22:06, Team Champion/2nd place individual, Women 40-44 Team, San Francisco, CA

2015 Michelob Ultra Seafair Pirate Run, 8k, 29.24, 1st place, Seattle WA

2015 PNTF Road Championships/Run of the Mill 5k, 17:40, 1st place

2015 Lilac Bloomsday Run, 12k, 45:24, 3rd place Masters Women, Spokane WA

2015 Seahawks 12k Run, 45:15, 1st place

2014 USATF National Club XC Champs, 6K, 21:55, 3rd place, Lehigh, PA

1994, 1995, 1996Academic All-Ivy League

1996 Marion R. Philips Watch Award (outstanding student-athlete award), Columbia University

Work

  • Pastry Chef
  • Blog writer: www.mastersmama.com

Volunteer Work

  • Board member, Go Run!, a non-profit running program for 4th, 5th, and 6th grade girls on Bainbridge Island, WA
  • Lead and coach a weekly track/interval group on Bainbridge Island, WA, and participate in a weekly group run on Bainbridge Island

About

Janet is a professional pastry chef, writer, runner, and mom of two. After running competitively in college, she took a break from the sport to check out the post-collegiate bar scene in New York City, attend culinary school, work like crazy, and start a family with her husband, Mike. Through it all, running remained a hobby, though very much on the back burner. Entering her forties has brought about a renewed motivation for faster times. She lives on Bainbridge Island with her husband and two crazy kids, and attempts to fit in training and racing around the rest of the family’s activities.