DWRunning - Yelena Koldobskaya

DWRunning Tenure:

Joined in October 2016

Primary Focus:

Half Marathon - Marathon

Running Start:

I dropped out of graduate school in 2003, went to Paris for a summer, and had a lot of free time on my hands, so I started running around the neighborhoods. Later, when I was back in the US, someone talked me into doing a marathon.

Best Running Story:

A few years ago I woke up late for the Chicago Marathon when all the streets around my building were already closed off. I ended up running to the Red Line, then running to the start corrals, and had to climb over the fence to get into the race.

Reward for a Good Race:

Salted caramel ice cream. or any good ice cream, usually in a cone.


Mountains or Ocean?:


Tea or Coffee?:


Early Bird or Night Owl?:

Early Bird

Chocolate or Vanilla?:



Bolded PRs are PRs run while training with DWRunning.