My name is Emily Kearney and I am super pumped to be an ambassador for the 2021 Seattle Marathon! I am 18 and a sophomore at Loyola University Chicago. I have been running cross country since I was in kindergarten and was a varsity runner all throughout high school. The 2019 Amica Insurance Seattle Marathon was my first ever marathon and I definitely caught the marathon bug!
I became inspired to run a marathon after tearing my ACL in 2018 while playing lacrosse. I was not able to run for nearly 8 months and so signing up for the for my first marathon was very nerve-racking. However, it was one of the best decisions I have ever made. Running a marathon has always been a goal of mine and as an ambassador I cannot wait to get out and inspire others to achieve their goals!