I’ve been a runner since I was 13 years old and 78 pounds of late blooming, scrawny, scrappy tomboy. I’ve won state championships, NCAA titles, USA Championships and finished as high as 7th in the World so far. I’m 35, a mom, a business owner at Picky Bars, and the wife of a pro triathlete, and live a very full, experience-seeking life. I coach a small group of elite athletes in Bend called Little Wing, and was elected by the athletes to serve on the board of directors for USATF through 2020. In 2016, I retired my goal to compete with the best in the world, and now my sights are set on being a lifelong competitor and improving the sport I love. What you see above is a graphical history of most of my running career. I’ve achieved a lot of great stuff, but look at how it happened…when you dream big, the line to success is far from straight, peppered with injuries, screw ups, and plain old bad luck. You just keep fighting, learning, and adapting, and victories come. You won’t always get the outcome you imagined, but trust me when I say it’s always worthwhile to fight well.

Lauren Fleshman



800 2:05
1500 4:05
Mile 4:23 c
3k 8:42
3k Steeple 9:54
5k 14:58
10k road 33:45
Marathon 2:37

Favorite Accomplishments

  • 7th in the World Championships 5k 2011 (highest American finish in history)
  • 6 World Championship Teams (3 Cross Country, 3 Track)
  • Led USA to team bronze medal in Cross Country with 11th place finish
  • 2x USA Track and Field Champion for 5k (2006 and 2010)
  • 5x NCAA Champion (3x5k) and 15x All American while at Stanford
  • Cumulative NCAA Cross Country score of 23 points in 4 years
  • Never missed an All-American in every NCAA performance for all three seasons, all four years
  • California HS State Champion in Cross Country (team and individual) and Track (3200)
  • Runner up at Footlocker XC Nationals senior year. 14th Junior Year
  • CIF Finals Southern Section: Won the “impossible triple” (800, 1600, 3200)


Business Experiences

  • Co-Founder of Picky Bars 2009-Present. CMO and product development
  • Partner, Athlete, and Muse at Oiselle 2013-Present
  • Roka Sports 2015-Present. Athlete ambassador, and consultant for run product development
  • Jaybird Sport 2015-Present. Athlete ambassador and advisor for run
  • Stance, Punk and Poet 2015-Present, LF sock collaboration 2016
  • Co-Author of the Believe Training Journal Series with Ro McGetttigan Dumas with Velo Press (Believe Training Journal, Compete Training Journal, Believe Logbook)
  • Co-Founder of Believe I Am 2011-2013
  • Creator and Host of WILDER running and writing retreats
  • Contributing Editor to Runner’s World 2014-2015, “The Fast Life”
  • Elected by the Athletes Advisory Committee to represent the athletes on the USATF Board of Directors, 2016-2020
  • Board of Advisors, World Muse, a non-profit celebrating women and girls as social change makers
  • Ask Lauren Fleshman podcast collaboration series with Julia Hanlon of Running on Om, 2015-2016
  • Writing workshop teacher, Muse Camp, WILDER 2016-Present
  • Opportunities to speak and engage with runners from youth to masters at camps, clubs, banquets, and events, 2004-Present
  • Speaker and Presenter at Muse Conference 2015-Present