Marla Runyan is a famous and very talented American track and field athlete, track runner plus marathon runner. She was born on January 4, 1969, in California, the US with birth name Marla Lee Runyan. In addition, she holds an American nationality and belongs to Irish ethnicity. Likewise, she was born to a very supportive family. However, she has not revealed detailed information about her parents, siblings, and her early life.
Similarly, she is a well-educated woman. She studied and graduated from Camarillo High School in 1987 and went to study at San Diego State University, where she began competing in several sports events. Runyan received a Master’s degree in Education of Deafblind Children in 1994.
She is a married woman of 51 years old. She was married to her coach Matt Lonergan in 2002. This couple together has a daughter. As for now, she is living happily with her family and friends.
She is a beautiful woman with a tall and athletic body. Similarly, she stands at a height of 5 feet 6 inches and weighs about 60 kg. Furthermore, she looks more attractive and beautiful with her grey colored eyes and dark brown colored hair.
While talking about her professional career, she is the three-time National Champion in the women’s 5000 meters. She started playing in 1992 from the summer Paralympics and became the winner of four gold medals in the long jump and the 100, 200, and 400-meter races. Similarly, she won Gold in the 1,500-meter race and was ranked second in the United States at the 1999 Pan American Games. Likewise, in the 2000 Sydney Olympics, she placed eighth in the 1,500-meter making Runyan the first legally blind athlete to compete in the Olympics and the highest finish by an American woman in that event. Also, she won her first of three consecutive 5000 meter National Championships in 2001. In 2003, she won the road 5K and qualified for the 2004 Summer Olympic Games by finishing second in the United States Olympics Trial. In 2006, Marla won her second National Championship at 20 km. By 2002 and 2006, she was the USATF Runner of the Year.
Thus, she has gained huge success in her professional life and gained good name and fame also. In addition, she holds IPC World Records in the T 13 Classification for the 400 m, 800 m, 1500 m, 5000 m, High Jump, Long Jump, and Pentathlon in April 2014.
She collected an excellent amount of money from her successful career. Thus, she has an estimated net worth of $2 Million.
- Full Name: Marla Runyan
- Age: 51 years 2 months
- Birth Date: January 04, 1969
- Horoscope: Capricorn
- Birth Place: California, US
- Salary: $50,000
- Height / How tall: 5 feet 6 inches (1.68m)
- Ethnicity: Irish
- Nationality: American
- Profession: Athlete, Marathon Runner
- Education: San Diego State University
- Weight: 60 Kg
- Hair Color: dark brown
- Eye Color: grey
- Net Worth: $2 million