Meredith Rainey-Valmon

Meredith Rainey-Valmon
Personal information
Full nameMeredith Lee Rainey
BornOctober 15, 1968 (1968-10-15) (age 54)
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.

Meredith Lee Rainey-Valmon (born October 15, 1968, in Brooklyn, New York) is an American runner who specialized in the 800 metres.

Her personal best time was 1:57.04 minutes, achieved at the 1996 Olympic Trials. She is also a two-time Olympian, in 1992 and 1996.[1] In 1996, she married fellow US Olympian, 400m runner and 1992 Olympic 4x400 gold medalist Andrew Valmon.

Running for Harvard University, she dominated Ivy League competition[2] and won two NCAA Championships in the 800 meters in 1989, Indoors and Outdoors.[3] She graduated in 1990.

International competitions

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  United States
1989 Universiade Duisburg, West Germany 8th 800 m 2:04.55
1990 Goodwill Games Seattle, United States 6th 800 m 2:00.45
1991 World Indoor Championships Seville, Spain 6th 800 m 2:04.82
World Championships Tokyo, Japan 26th (h) 800 m 2:04.84
1992 Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 17th (h) 800 m 2:01.33
1993 World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 5th 800 m 1:59.57
1994 Goodwill Games Saint Petersburg, Russia 5th 800 m 1:59.90
1995 Pan American Games Mar del Plata, Argentina 1st 800 m 1:59.44
World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 5th 800 m 1:58.20
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 13th (sf) 800 m 1:59.36
1999 World Indoor Championships Maebashi, Japan 4th 800 m 1:59.11
Pan American Games Winnipeg, Canada 3rd 800 m 2:01.51
World Championships Seville, Spain 18th (h) 800 m 2:00.86
(#) Indicates overall position in qualifying heats (h) or semifinals (sf)


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Meredith Rainey". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on April 18, 2020.
  2. ^ "The Ivy Influence: Meredith Rainey Valmon".
  3. ^ Rhoden, William C. (July 20, 1991). "Sports of the Times; A Sense of Love and Values". The New York Times.

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