Elva Dryer

Elva Dryer
Elva Dryer 2005.JPG
Dryer at the Bellin Run, 2005
Personal information
Born (1971-09-26) September 26, 1971 (age 51)
Durango, Colorado
Height1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Weight50 kg (110 lb)
Sport
Country United States
SportAthletics

Elva Dryer (née Martinez; born September 26, 1971, in Durango, Colorado) is an American long-distance runner who competed mostly in the 5000 and 10,000 meters, before turning to road running.[1] She represented the United States at the 2000 and 2004 Summer Olympics.[2]

Dryer went to college at Western Colorado University where she won seven NCAA DII individual national championships and one NAIA national team championship in cross country. She and fellow alumnae Nicole Aish have trained together in Colorado.

Competition record

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing the  United States
1999 World Championships Seville, Spain 34th (h) 5000 m 16:15.70 min
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 19th (h) 5000 m 15:23.99 min
2001 World Championships Edmonton, Canada 20th (h) 5000 m 15:26.04 min
2003 World Championships Paris, France 17th 10,000 m 31:59.81 min
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 19th 10,000 m 32:18.16 min
2009 World Half Marathon Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom 47th Half marathon 1:16:42 h

Personal bests

Outdoor

  • 1500 meters – 4:10.28 (Saint-Denis 2001)
  • One mile – 4:33.57 (Uniondale 1998)
  • 3000 meters – 8:46.09 (Eugene 2001)
  • 5000 meters – 15:03.56 (Oslo 2001)
  • 10,000 meters – 31:21.92 (Palo Alto 2005)
  • 10 kilometers – 32:28 (Mobile 2002)
  • 15 kilometers – 48:46 (Jacksonville 2002)
  • 20 kilometers – 1:07:18 (New Haven 2007)
  • Half marathon – 1:11:42 (Houston 2007)
  • Marathon – 2:31:48 (Chicago 2006)

Indoor

  • One mile – 4:36.62 (Indianapolis 1998)
  • 3000 meters – 8:57.60 (Atlanta 2001)

References

  1. ^ Elva Dryer at World Athletics
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Elva Dryer". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2020-04-18. Retrieved 2013-10-29.