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Laura Mizumoto

Age:  27

Event:  5k, 10k, Cross Country

Hometown: Neenah, WI

College/University Competed for: Loyola Marymount University (4 years undergrad) University of Washington (Doctor of Physical Therapy)

Personal Bests

1500 m: 4:34

3 km: 9:38

5 km: 16:30

10 km: 34:53

1/2 marathon: 82:22

Career Highlights

2014/2012 Seahawks 5k Champion

2014 Seattle Hot Chocolate 5k Champion

2013 Victoria, BC 8k 5th place women, 1st American

2013 Club T&F Nationals (1st place 4x800m, DMR) 

2011 Beat the Bridge 8 km road, 4th

2009 USATF Club XC Nationals, 86th

2008   Loyola Marymount Female Athlete of the Year

2008    ESPN magazine Academic All-American

2007   NCAA DI  XC National Championship, 61st

2007 West Coast Conference (WCC) XC Championship, 2nd

2006   NCAA DI  XC National Championship, 50th

2006   NCAA DI West Regionals XC, 7th

2006    WCC XC Champion, 6 km

Volunteer work  

CNW Sunday Run Leader, Physical therapist for 2013 Cross Country Club Nationals

About

Laura grew up in Wisconsin with her identical twin sister.  After high school, she moved to Southern California.  She began running track and cross-country in the 10th grade, after retiring from a 10-yr career in competitive gymnastics.  She earned her degree in Natural Science with an emphasis in pre-physical therapy and a minor in Business.  She graduated from the University of Washington in June 2011 with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy.  She is currently working at Experience Momentum as a physical therapist and is undergoing a fellowship for Applied Functional Science.  You may recognize Laura from her column “The Rundown with Dr. Laura.”  Laura has been an elite runner for CNW since 2009.