The founder

Caroline Bierbaum LeFrak

Date of birth: 7 November 1983

 

Place of residence: New York

 

Education: The University of Columbia (graduated in 2006), Benjamin N. Cardozo Law School (graduated in 2009)

 

Caroline graduated from the University of Columbia in 2006 as the most titled cross-country runner in the school’s history. She was awarded the National Collegiate Athletic Association Award many times – an association dealing in the organization of sports competitions of higher education institutions in the US, gathering ca. 1200 institutions (including: Division 1 All-American Award – 5 times, Division 1 Runner Award – 3 times). In 2005, she received the Honda Award for the most outstanding NCAA sportspersons in cross-country runs.

 

In 2004, as the first sportswoman of the University of Columbia, Caroline won the Heptagonal League – championships in cross-country runs, and one year later, she defended her title. In 2005, she broke the new school and conference record for 10 km, which was also the best result of all the universities in the country. She won the Heptagonal League Championship in 10 km and 5 km runs 5 times.

 

In 2006-2008, Caroline was a professional runner sponsored by Nike. She set life records in all the five marathons in which she started. In September 2011, she won the Quad Cities Marathon, and a few months later, in 2012, she improved her life record during the US Olympic Marathon Trials, taking 32nd place, with a time of: 2:38:14.

 

In 2012, she was included in the Sports Hall of Fame Gallery at the University of Columbia.

 

Personal bests

 

3,000m 9:18 (2005)

 

5,000 m 15:52 (2005)

 

10,000 m 32:44 (2005)

 

Half marathon 1:14:21 (2011)

 

Marathon 2:38:14 (2012)