I live on the Upper West Side in NYC with my boyfriend, Jake, and dog, Nala. The shortest race I’ve ever run is the 400, and my longest run is 18 miles. I typically prefer to run without headphones, but when I do, I love listening to running podcasts or my favorite musicians, Hozier and Dermot Kennedy.
• 2013 World Championship 1500m Finalist (10th Place)
• 2014 World Junior Champion 3000m
• 2014 Millrose Games Mile Champion
I was born in southern California and raised in a small rural town called Brewton, Alabama. I come from a big family with four siblings, including a twin! I graduated from Samford university with a degree in biochemistry, and dream of going to medical school after my running career.
• 2017 NCAA 1 Mile Champion
• 4:05.20 1500 m
• 2019 USA Championships Finalist
• 2:04.91 800 m
I am from Kilkenny, Ireland and came to the US in 2016 to attend University and compete in the NCAA. I lived in Portland and San Francisco before moving to New York in September to join the Atalanta team. My parents both competed for Ireland, and I have three younger sisters who also run, so it really is a family affair!
• 2019 NCAA All-American in Cross Country
• Qualified for NCAA National Championships in Indoor and Outdoor track
• Part of the Irish team that won a silver medal at the 2019 European Cross Country Championships
• Represented Ireland at the 2018 European 10,000m cup
Over the last decade I’ve coached Runners’ world editor David Wiley, Broadway star Cynthia Erivo, and hundreds of local New Yorkers with goals ranging from Olympic trials qualifying marks to first 5ks. I’m excited to return to my roots, to elite women’s distance running, with broadened perspective on performance, health, community, and political voice.
Julia was an eight-time NCAA All-American and a three-time ACC champion for NC State (Go Pack!) She then competed post-collegiately out west where she
posted PRs of 15:08.52 5000m and 4:05.89 1500m.
Prior to joining Atalanta NY, I was President and General Counsel of HICKIES, Inc., an alternative shoe lacing startup that sold more than 6 million pairs of its patented elastic laces. I formerly practiced law at Friedman Kaplan Seiler & Adelman LLP, focusing on complex commercial and securities litigation. I also raced as a professional duathlete for three seasons during the mid-2000s and then raced around as a stay-at-home father of a daughter and son before returning to the world of startups.
2021 is the 25th anniversary of my first open race win, the 1996 Little Falls Canal Classic Bicycle Race, and it is the 15th anniversary of 2006, when I won nine races including the Lighter Than Air and Thundergust Duathlons. Over the years, my wins in Central Park have included a bicycle race, duathlon, individual time trial, and team time trial, but never a running race.
Originally from Poland, I came over to the states to run at the University of Iowa. I've lived in NYC for 8 years and I'm currently pursuing my Doctorate of Physical Therapy.
Top Polish Female Runner in the 2019 NYC Marathon running a speedy 2:56.26 for her debut in marathon
Aisha is our go-to photography wizard. We love her work and her incredible ability to make the human experience so beautiful. She is a runner herself, so she knows how to capture the most authentic moments.
Aisha ran at Stonehill and now runs for Heartbreak Hill Running Co. She also runs all over the globe capturing events near and far, fast and slow. We are always asking where in the world is Aisha? The typical answer is shooting something incredible.