Kira Garry

Birthday: March 4th

Hometown: Montauk, NY

College: Yale University / University of Michigan

Personal Bests: Steeplechase-9.58.1, 5,000m - 15:59.9, Mile - 4:43.1

Notable Accomplishments:

USATF National Qualifier Steeplechase 2017, 2018

Yale’s Top Ten Record Lists in 9 events

Favorite Shoe: HOKA ONE ONE® Clifton 5 for recovery runs. They’re like pillows for your feet!

Why NJNYTC? I think it’s pretty cool to have a group of people with similar goals but with very different strengths and personalities, who are working together to make each other better each day. That’s what I feel Gags cultivates at NJNY. He makes everyone believe in this pursuit.

Greatest Strength: Enjoying the grind. I think there’s this weird thing in running where things can be both very hard and fun at the same time and I think I’m good at believing in that balance.

Greatest Weakness? Overthinking.

Favorite Gags Quote: So far… “Great job. You are still a pain!!!!”

Role Model: Atul Gawande. He’s a surgeon/writer. His articles and books have inspired me to pursue medicine and healthcare research

Hobbies: Surfing, swimming, eating ice cream – preferably all in Montauk, NY

Running Idiosyncrasy: Yellow vitamin water before races. It has to be the yellow one not any other flavor especially not XXX. It is the energy one so I really feel that it directly affects the last 400 of all my races

One Run With Anyone: My mom in 1987, when she was a senior running at Yale