Esther Atkins

US Marathon Champ
Richmond, VA Case Western Reserve University Greenville, SC

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Esther Atkins

Esther Atkins (formerly Erb) took a different path than most to her eventual marathon success. Growing up in Richmond, VA, Esther attended Maggie Walker High School before Case Western Reserve University, where she earned a degree in Music and Cognitive Science. Having not intended on running in college, Esther was recruited off a treadmill during freshman orientation. From that day, she went from a first-time cross country runner and a freshman 5k PR of 21:49 to one of the most decorated runners in Case…

About Esther

  • Coach: Steve Magness
  • Agent: Dan Lilot
  • Training group: New York Athletic Club
  • Spouse: Cole Atkins

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Esther Erb After Worlds Championship Marathon

RT @swamprabbitcafe: Group run at the Swamp tomorrow with @erbyatkins / @runwithusgvl ! Leaving at 7am, all speeds welcome, and if you run…

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