Nicknames: Hopper, C, C$, Clauds

Twitter: @Clauds7
Instagram: Clauds712

Hometown: Chicago, IL
Alma Mater: Marquette University
Occupation: Radiation Oncology Registered Nurse

Current Sponsor: Brooks

Personal Bests:

  • 5K - 16:57 (road)
  • Half marathon - 1:16:22 
  • Marathon - 2:39:12


  • 3 time Olympic Marathon Trials Qualifier ('08,'12,'16) 
  • 5th Place 2014 USA Women's Marathon Championships
  • 2007 Chicago Distance Classic Champion
  • Chicago Athlete of the Year
  • Palatine High School Hall of Fame Individual (2009) and Team (2014)
  • Inaugural Chicago Beer Mile Champion

Likes: Fashion, InStyle Magazine, Naps, Napa, Champs, March Madness, Sushi, Lipgloss, Michael Jordan, Ozo, listening to podcasts, checking the snail mail, St Patrick's Day, and Paul (not necessarily in that order)
Dislikes: Falling during runs, traffic, bad hair day, rats, trains that go by in the night
Hidden Talents: I know all the words to the Super Bowl Shuffle and can rap the song at a drop of a hat. I also make my own Kombucha.
Favorite Song: Where the Streets Have No Name, U2; November Rain, Guns 'N Roses (great for long workouts on continual repeat)
Favorite Color:  Pink