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Bridget Lyons Belyeu

Atlanta dentist Bridget Lyons Belyeu is among the 25 fastest women competing in this weekend’s Olympic marathon trial

On February 29, more than 700 athletes will toe the starting line in Atlanta for the 2020 Olympic Team Trials Marathon. Among the hopefuls is 31-year-old Bridget Lyons Belyeu, a member of the Atlanta Track Club elite team whose 2:31 qualifying time puts her among the fastest 25 women in the field. Her feat is especially impressive given that Belyeu is an amateur athlete and working dentist. Here’s how the top runner has been preparing for the event.
Running a marathon older

Okay, boomer: You can—and, maybe, should—run a marathon

Some may say that marathon running is a younger person’s pursuit, but should that automatically stop you from training for your first marathon in your 50s, 60s, or later? The answer, from a trio of Atlanta-area running coaches? Nope.

Running the Publix Half-Marathon

“Don’t poop your pants.”This certainly is sage advice, though I’ll admit I was surprised to see it imparted on a handwritten sign, held up by a spectator, at the Publix Half-Marathon this past Sunday.

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