About Alana

Name:  Alana Hadley

Date of Birth:  8-Jan-1997

Height / Weight:  5'5" / 110 lbs

Hometown:  Charlotte, NC  (USA)

School:   University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC)

Favorite Race Distances:  Half Marathon & Marathon

Shoe Sponsor: On Running

Personal Best Times:
Marathon:   2:38:34
Half Marathon:  1:16:41
10k:  34:59
5k:  16:51

Running Goal:  Explore my full potential in the marathon and half marathon races; have a long and successful career as a professional marathoner.

Life Goal:  Long term my goal is to use my career as a professional marathoner to help those with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). My little sister (Rose), and one of my cousins, have autism, so it is something I see everyday and am passionate about doing everything I can to help.  I am in the process of starting a charity to that focuses on the following areas: ASD therapy and education, ASD affected family advocacy and support, and ASD services (particularly those geared towards adults).  I want to be able to help not only children with ASD but adults as well, since they seem to be forgotten in the background.  I am donating a portion of all my prize/bonus money I earn in my career to this charity and my Dad is donating a portion of his coaching business revenues to it as well.  I hope to encourage and have other athletes join me in this charity so that collectively we can use the talents we have been blessed with to make a difference in the lives of others.  I want to help give a voice to those that need it.


2014 Indianapolis Monumental Marathon - Female Champion and course record holder

2012 Dasani Myrtle Beach Half Marathon - Female Champions and course record holder

2012 Sea Ray Relays 10,000 meter Champion - 34:59 - fastest ever by U.S. HS Freshman

USATF Athlete of the Week - October 17, 2012 and Nov 2, 2014

USATF U.S. Road Age Records:
  • Marathon - 17 year old female - 2:38:34  (pending)
  • Half Marathon - 15 yr old female - 1:16:41 (pending)
  • Half Marathon - 14 yr old female - 1:17:01 (pending)
  • 5k Road - 15 yr old female - 16:51 (pending)
Steadily climbing U.S. Rankings
  • 2013 (age 16) - 2:41:55 -  47th fastest American Woman Marathoner that year
  • 2014 (age 17) - 2:38:34 -  30th fastest American Woman Marathoner that year

1 comment:

  1. o_O Oh my Gosh!!! You are extremely talented!!!

    -- Rachel