Olympic Medalist & American Record Holder

“As an athlete I’ve found aside from hard work, the greatest tools for success are optimism and gratitude.
These practices have led to happiness and the routine pause to realize I’m living the life I love and dreamed of.

With a record-breaking running resume that elevates and evolves at the same speed as her insatiable pursuit of excellence, Deena Kastor is one of the world’s most extraordinary female athletes.

Deena’s career is earmarked by her groundbreaking 2004 Olympic Bronze Medal in the marathon in Athens, Greece, which shattered a 20-year medal draught for U.S. women in the event. Yet, the accomplishments of the 3-time Olympian certainly don’t stop there. Deena is currently the American Record Holder in the marathon (2:19:36) and half marathon (1:07:34) yet has held American records in a distances from 5K to the marathon. She has made 19 U.S. Teams, won 18 U.S. titles and earned two Silver Medals at the World Cross-Country Championships. She is also an 8-Time NCAA All-American.

Deena’s win at the 2005 Chicago Marathon was highlighted in the inspiring documentary, Spirit of the Marathon. Deena followed that momentum to win the 2006 London marathon which ranked her #1 in the world that year. In 2014 Deena set 5 world masters records in one race during the Philadelphia Rock ‘n’ Roll Half-Marathon.

Deena believes in a balance of life and strives to always be grateful and give back to her community. She is the president of the ASICS Mammoth Track Club, a local running club with recreational members as well as professionals seeking Olympic berths. She is a motivational speaker for corporations, clubs and races. She is currently the Executive Producer of BOSTON, the marathon documentary, because she knows it will inspire runners and also attract people to the sport she loves.


Deena has called the town of Mammoth Lakes, CA home for the last 14 years where the altitude of 8,050 feet and simple mountain lifestyle have enhanced her running and allowed all aspects of her life to thrive. When not training with her Asics Mammoth Track Club Teammates, Deena enjoys spending quality time with her family (husband Andrew, daughter Piper and French Mastiff Zita), painting with girlfriends and cooking gourmet dinners for guests at her home.

Deena has a reputation for bringing her very best self to the starting line while simultaneously inspiring excellence in everyone around her.

"My greatest wish besides inspiring a child to dream loftily in sport is to help in the appreciation of the journey;
to instill in many the desire for fitness and health because of the vitality it brings."

Deena's Bio & Stats PDF

Travel Notes


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My Team

I don’t use the word team lightly. I have been successful in this life because of others - My Team.


Mammoth Running Escape

This retreat celebrates wellness through running in the most stunning mountain environment. Escape to Mammoth and allow Deena to roll out the red carpet and welcome you to the place that has fostered many great Olympians. Carefully selected running routes will ensure the most inspiring views while a gourmet menu will nourish your efforts. In preparing for this escape Deena has given attention to every detail in an effort to intimately share her running ideals and ensure you leave with life-lasting memories.

Mark Your Calendars • August 10-13 • 2017 Mammoth Running Escape

Registration Coming Soon.

*All inclusive Escape provides nourishing meals & snacks in addition to transport to escape locations  *All abilities welcome

*Guests who travel into Mammoth/Yosemite Airport (MMH) will receive complimentary transportation, gratefully provided by Westin Monache.
Sample Itinerary (last year)

Welcome dinner and sponsor gifts.

• Light Breakfast
• Run Lakes Basin (running tour of goldmines, wildlife and volcanoes)
• Lakeside Brunch
• Sound Mind Studio: Embracing optimism for better performance
• Snack Well cooking demo
• Sound Body Studio: Drills and stretching for optimum performance
• Full Moon Run to top of Mammoth Mountain - Ezakimak
• Mountain top party and scenic gondola ride under full moon

• Light Breakfast
• Run to Devil's Postpile National Monument & Rainbow Falls
• Picnic Brunch by San Joaquin River

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