Jordan Hasay

Home: Beaverton, Oregon, USA
Bib: #F23
Pronunciation: JOR-dan HA-say
Birthdate: 21 September 1991
Marathon Debut

Jordan Hasay

Career Highlights:

15Jan17 Houston Half Marathon 4th 1:08:40
09Oct16 U.S. 10M Road Running Championships 1st 52:49
18Sep16 U.S. 5K Road Running Championships 3rd 15:48
10Jul16 Eugene U.S. Olympic Trials 5,000m 13th 15:51.68
02Jul16 Eugene U.S. Olympic Trials 10,000m 9th 32:43.43
13Oct14 Boston Tufts 10K 1st 31:39
11Aug13 Moscow IAAF World Championships 12th 32:17.93
06Jul12 NACAC U23 Championships 1st 4:22.16
25Jul10 IAAF World Junior 1500m Championships 4th 4:13.95
19Jul10 IAAF World Junior Championships 3,000m 9th 9:15.78
13Jul08 IAAF World Junior1500m Championships 4th 4:19.02
13Jul07 IAAF World Youth Championships 1500m 2nd 4:17.24

Jordan Hasay, an 18-time All-American at the University of Oregon, makes her marathon debut in Boston. “I have chosen to race Boston because the race is very historic and this will be an inspiration since it is my first time running a marathon,” says Hasay. “I’ve also been able to speak with past champion Joan Benoit Samuelson and she has always recommended that I pick Boston for my first time.” Hasay won the U.S. 10 Mile Road Running Championships this past October, finishing in 52:49. In January she was fourth in the Houston Half Marathon in 01:08:40, the second fastest half-marathon debut and sixth fastest ever run for an American female. She says, “This race was pivotal, because it gave me a lot of confidence and excitement for moving up to the marathon distance.” As a junior competitor, she won the silver medal in the 1500m at the 2007 IAAF World Youth Championships and finished fourth in the 1500m at the IAAF World Junior Championships in both 2008 and 2010. As a U23 competitor, she won the gold medal at the 2012 NACAC Championships in the 1500m. At the 2013 IAAF World Championships she placed 12th in the 10,000m. She says her proudest running accomplishment was helping her teammates win the NCAA Division I Cross Country team title. Hasay is coached by 1982 Boston Marathon champion Alberto Salazar.

“I’ve always believed that running is the best metaphor for life, says Hasay. “There are so many ups and downs and I’ve come to learn that the most important part is the journey, not necessarily the final destination. The ups and downs I’ve gone through during my running career have taught me to enjoy the struggle and to simply live in the moment and give my best because ultimately that’s all anyone can do.” Hasay has been running since she was 12 years old and says people from her hometown of San Luis Obispo County have followed her career for many years. “I’m so thankful to have the whole town behind me and it motivates me for every single race,” says Hasay. The valedictorian of her high school class, Hasay graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Business Administration. Her favorite television show is Grey’s Anatomy. She has read every Harry Potter book “five times through” and says “I won the Tufts 10K in Boston in 2014, so Boston for the moment is a lucky city for me!”

“#BeBoston means running for something more than myself; I am inspired by the runners of Boston, but also by the community who embody the spirit of courage, dedication and excellence.”

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