Marathoner: Laurie Knowles

Laurie Knowles, who has run in three previous Olympic Team trials, is a seasoned vet.

She qualified for the 2008 Olympic Team Trials at The LaSalle Bank Chicago Marathon in 2006, for the  2012 Olympic Team Trials at Grandma’s Marathon in 2011, and — on her 36th birthday — she qualified for her third Olympic Trials at the Chicago Marathon.

Now, Knowles is set to run in the 2020 Olympic Team Trials being held in Atlanta on Feb. 29, having qualified when she placed second in the master’s division of the TCS New York City Marathon.