Recent News about Serena Burla
by Serena Burla January 17, 2013
The other day my son Boyd (now 4 years old) and I went to the library and checked out our weekly pile of books including some old favorites and some never reads. We always check out more than we can carry and get an extra weight workout in during this process. Children’s books are one of my guilty pleasures. I love reading books to kids (especially Boyd), because I can then listen to their insightful comments and predictions. I also find the level of imagination required by the authors and illustrators to be very interesting. I have always loved ...
by Ron Wayne January 2, 2013
In its yearly rankings of US Women Marathon Runners, Track and Field News selected three Mizuno Racing Team Members for their top 10 for 2012. Serena Burla is ranked 4th, followed by Renee Metivier Baillie in 6th place and Clara Grandt is in the 9th position. In 2012, Serena placed 3rd (Top American) in the Seoul International Marathon in a time of 2:28.27 and finished 11th (Top American) in 2:33.43 at the Yokohama Women's Marathon. In her debut marathon, Renee Metivier Baillie, finished 8th (Top American) in the Chicago Marathon in a time of 2:27.17 ...
by Serena Burla November 30, 2012
In my New York marathon build up I played out hundreds of race scenarios in my mind, played the marathon version of “what would I do if…” with my coach on countless occasions, and trained to be able to respond to these numerous race situations. With that said, I was also prepared to expect the unexpected. My coach warned me that in any given marathon, there will be at least one moment where something happens that I did not plan for, expect, or see coming. So, as I banged on his door in New York and with wide eyes and questioned, “Is the marathon re...
by Serena Burla October 19, 2012
About a year and a half ago I was at a runner friend’s wedding reception grouped at the “runners and triathletes” table when I was introduced to a new term: chicked. The conversation went something like this:Guy: You were saying you run on the trail off Old State Road by the kids train station; when do you run there?Me: Oh, usually Thursday mornings and on Tuesday afternoons.Guy: Ok. Good. Now I know what times to avoid running there.Me: Why? I love seeing people I know on the trails.Guy: Well, I don’t want to get CHICKED....
by Ron Wayne September 5, 2012
September 3, New Haven Connecticut. Mizuno Racing Teammates, Serena Burla and Christo Landry are both in a build up training phase for upcoming fall marathons. Both have been putting in record mileage and were concerned about their ability to race on tired legs. This year, the depth of the men's and women's fields was the best ever for the 35th edition of the US National 20K Championships. Serena ran in the lead pack of 5 runners for about half the race and finished 4th in a time of 1:08.45. Running a personal best time of 1:00.04 (4:50 per mile),...
|Birthdate:||September 27, 1982|
|Birthplace:||Falls Church, VA|
Half Marathon: 1:10.08
Besides being a world-class runner, Serena Burla is a wife, mother, and cancer survivor. With strong performances at major events like the 2008-2010 USA Half Marathon Championships and the ING New York City Marathon, Burla continues to raise her standing amongst the running elite.
|2012 3rd Place Seoul International Marathon|
|2011 2nd Place USATF National Half Marathon Championships|
|2010 2nd Place USATF National Half Marathon Championships|
|2009 17th Place World Half Marathon Championships|