Leah Smith

DOB – 4/30/1987
Home Town
 – Oklahoma City, OK
Residence – Overland Park, KS
College – University of Kansas, Bachelor of Science in Journalism and Mass Communication

Personal Bests
5K: 19:20
10K: 43:06
15K: 1:08
Half Marathon: 1:39
Marathon: 3:17:04
Beer Mile: 8:36

I’ve been in love with running and spreading the love of running from a very young age. When my dream of being a track and cross country star was dashed due to meets falling on Wednesday evening, and my parents not budging on missing church to be at meets, I took to getting up before school and running on my own for years. I didn’t start racing hard until I was a mom of 2, and joined a running group with Life Time Fitness. I had found my people and they recognized my love for running and quickly got me into coaching and inspiring others. I love to hit a PR as we all do, but nothing lights me up more than seeing someone I coached or run with regularly hitting their PR.

My goals are to get a sub 20 5K, preferably in 2020 because how fun is that? Also, to qualify for the Boston Marathon and set a women’s world record in the Beer Mile. But most importantly, to empower my children and everyone around me to strive for a higher level of fitness and push themselves to levels they never thought possible.