Colleen DeReuck

USA Track and Field

DeReuck
  • 2004

Event:  Distance 
Height:
  5-5
Weight:
 104
PR:
  10,000m – 31:16 (1996); Half Marathon – 1:08:38 (1989); Marathon – 2:26:35 (1996)
Born:
 1964
Current
 Residence:  Boulder, Colo.
High
 School:  Stanger HS (Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa) ‘81
College:
  University of of Port Elizabeth (Eastern Cape, South Africa) ‘85
Coach:
 Darren DeReuck
Agent:
 Bob Gordan
Club:
 Running Republic of Boulder

Career Highlights:  2004 Olympic Trials Marathon champion; two-time USA 8km XC champion (’04 & ’05); two-time USA Running Circuit champion (’02 & ’03); 2002 World XC bronze medalist; three-time South African Olympian (’92, ’96, ’00); 2004 USA Olympian.

2009 was a great year for De Reuck as she won the USA 20 km Championships in 1:07:21, placed 2nd at the USA Marathon Championship in 2:32:37 and was the Masters Athlete of the Year after winning the US 20 km Championship. A veteran runner, De Reucks extensive international experience has made her a leader for Team USA. De Reuck made her first Team USA appearance at the 2002 World Cross Country Championships in Dublin, Ireland, where she finished third overall (27:17) and help lead Team USA to a silver medal. At the 2003 World XC Championships she earned a team bronze and was 8th individually. A four-time Olympian from South Africa, De Reuck became a U.S. citizen on December 11, 2000, just after finishing 31st at the 2000 Olympic Games in the marathon (2:36:58) she also competed in the 1992 Olympic Marathon, where she finished 9th overall (2:39:03). In 1996, she competed in the 10,000m race at the Atlanta Olympic Games where she finished 13th (32:14.69). The former world record holder at 10 miles (51:16 Cherry Blossom) and 20km (1:05:11 New Haven) she is married to Darren De Reuck who is also her coach. They have a daughter, Tasmin.