Melissa Cooney - DWRunning

DWRunning Tenure:

Joined in December 2015


Marathon: 2:52

Primary Focus:


Most Memorable Run:

So many to count. My first race with my dad. My first Chicago Marathon where my husband proposed to me at the finish line. My sub 3 in Boston this year that I had been chasing for a few years and kept getting injured. My 2:52 that I never even contemplated, rolling out before my eyes.

Running Start:

Even though I didn't appreciate it then, my dad brought me along and I managed to do a 5k at 19. I didn't get into it until I was 26 and decided to sign up for the Boston Marathon, never having run more than a 10k.

Favorite Part of Running:

Consistency, the ability to be outside, enjoying life, learning about myself, discipline.

"When not running, I can be found...":

Playing with my daughter, doing yoga or reading a good book while drinking a glass of wine.

Favorite Part of Being a DWRunner:

DWRunning is doing great things and I'm excited to be a part of it. Dan's enthusiasm and motivation and support has already got me excited to see what's in store.


Mountains or Ocean?:


Tea or Coffee?:


Early Bird or Night Owl?:


Chocolate or Vanilla?:



Bolded PRs are PRs run while training with DWRunning.