Janet Bawcom

USA Track and Field

  • 2012
TwitterName: Janet Bawcom
Sport: Track & Field
Discipline: 10,000m
Height: 5’6”
Weight: 115
Current Residence:
Rome, Georgia
College: Harding University

Olympic Experience:
  • 2012 Olympic Games, 12th in the 10,000m
Career Highlights:
  • Two –time 2012 USA road champion – 15 km (49:41), 25 km (1:24:36)
  • Three-time 2011 USA road champion - 20 km (1:08:31), 10 mi (54:15), 10 km (32:47)
  • Bawcom finished 7th at the Olympic Trials, but as one of only three women with the Olympic A standard, her spot on the team was a near guarantee
  • Earlier in 2012, Bawcom finished fifth at the marathon Trials

Fun Facts: Bawcom was born in Kenya and became eligible to represent the U.S. in the fall of 2011 ... Bawcom first took an interest in running after a chance encounter with Kenyan gold medalist Peter Rono who helped train her and get a scholarship to Harding University in Arkansas ... In her first 5 km race at harding, Bawcom barely broke 20 minutes, but when she graduated in 2005, she had eight NCAA All-American titles and three Division II national championships to her name ... Bawcom graduated with a degree in health care management, and is pursuing her R.N. license ... Bawcom competed for Harding University as Janet Cherobon will be the first Harding athlete to ever compete in the Olympics

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