Elise Cranny | Age, Wiki Boyfriend, & Net Worth

Elise Cranny is a track and field athlete from the USA specializing in middle and long-distance running. Cranny is a twelve-time All-American title holder who even got named the Gatorade athlete of the year.

The confident and hardworking Cranny also represented the USA in the 5000m event during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. She won her place on the American Olympic team after showing an outstanding performance during the trial games and becoming its winner.

However, though she won the first position in the trial games, it was not enough for the Olympics as she came in the thirteenth position during the final event.

Biography & Wiki Summary

Popular NameElise Cranny
Real NameElise Cranny
Date of birthMay 9, 1996
Age27 years old
Place of birthNiwot, Colorado, USA
HometownBoulder, Colorado, USA
FatherBob Cranny 
MotherTracy Cranny 
Sister(s)Emily Cranny and Lauren Cranny 
StatusIn a relationship
PartnerSean McGorty
OccupationTrack and Field Athlete
Net worth100 Thousand USD
Height5 ft 4 in (163 cm)
Weight52 kg
Hair ColorBlonde
Eye ColorBlue
Instagram idelise.cranny

Elise Cranny’s Net Worth and Earnings

Cranny has competed in many national and international championships and even has represented the USA in the Olympics, the biggest dream come true for an athlete.

She has earned a decent amount of fame and fortune with all these opportunities.

The track and field athlete has around 100 thousand USD as her net worth, which will rise in the following years.

Height, Weight, and Physical Measurements

The third-fastest high school runner stands at 5 feet and 4 inches and weighs around 52 kg. 

She has a lean and ripped body because of all the swimming and running she does.

Early Life, Parents, and Family

Cranny was born in Niwot, Colorado but grew up in Boulder, which she calls her home.

The one-time Olympian was raised by her parents, Bob and Tracy, along with her two sisters, Emily and Lauren.

Cranny grew up in a supportive and loving household where everyone is close to each other and shares a mutual love for sports.

Despite her father working as a physical therapist, both her parents used to run triathlons. They even ran in the Ironman World Championship twice during their young days.

The apple didn’t fall far from the trees as all Cranny girls got involved in sports.

All of the siblings, especially Cranny, took a great interest in track and field events.

She began swimming when she was just eight and continued it to maintain her cardiovascular health.

She used to go running immediately after school and then swimming at 4. During summer, she competed with the Boulder Swimming team, while, in winter, it was with her high school team.

Cranny dedicated herself to running from her early days, and it gets reflected in her games. Everyone can see her efforts and positive attitude towards her game as she enjoys all of her events.

Elise Cranny’s Boyfriend and Relationship

The two-time Pac-12 champion has been dating her fellow Bowerman Track Club athlete, Sean McGorty. The couple started dating in 2015 and has been going strong.

Besides their love for running, the couple has many more similarities.

Like Cranny, McGorty is also a runner specializing in middle and long-distance running and is a graduate of Standford University.

Both Cranny and McGorty have successful careers, where they have established themselves as renowned track and field athletes and have even bagged sponsorship deals from Nike.


Cranny attended Niwot High School for her high school degree.

After completing high school, she enrolled at Standford University. She graduated from the university in 2018 with a degree in Human Biology.


The runner with the fastest 10000m and second fastest 5000m time in the USA started her career at a young age and aced it.

While still in high school, she won two cross-country championships and stood as a standout runner.

By the time she was sixteen, she was already competing against champion runners like Hannah Meier. She even broke the meet record set by Meier by 2 seconds.

Cranny became the fifth-fastest high school girl to run on an indoor track with the new record.

The track and field athlete continued her excellent performance even in college and won second place in four NCAA Divison I Championships. She also aided her college in one of the outdoor events to win third place.

Cranny ended her collegiate career in 2018 and turned pro with Bowerman Track Club. She took part in many events with the club and even broke the previous record set by team Kenya in a 4X1500m relay event with her team.

Because of her performances during her games, she also received sponsorship from Nike.

Cranny was already a prominent runner in high school and college, so she wanted to try her luck in the 2016 Olympics.

She put in her best effort during the trial games but, unfortunately, could not make it to the finals after coming in the seventeenth position during the semifinals of the trial game.

 Despite not getting a spot on the national Olympic team, Cranny didn’t lose hope and worked hard.

Her hard work paid off as she made her place on the national team for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after winning first place in the trial games.

She then flew to Tokyo with the team to represent the USA in the 5000m event in the Olympics.

Cranny did her best but could not win any medals as she came in the thirteenth position. 

She returned home but was not disheartened at all. Instead, she was more determined than ever to work harder and utilize her experience from the Olympics to sharpen her skills.

After returning home, she competed in many other events and even set a new American record for the Indoor 5000m.

Besides putting her all in the field, Cranny is also active outside the track. She has previously worked as an intern and research assistant at many places, including her university.

Involvement in Voice in Sports

Cranny has come a long way from starting as a high school runner to a Nike athlete, but it was not easy. Like many other athletes, she also has her fair share of problems. 

The 27 year-old athlete suffered from many injuries during her high school career as a result of a lack of proper nutrition and awareness.

When she reached college, she became aware of the effects of a lack of proper nutrition. She also realized there was not enough talk about female athletes missing their period.

She realized how many injuries she could have avoided if she had known about these things from an early time.

With this new realization, she became part of the Voice in Sports, a company advocating different issues faced by female athletes, like eating disorders, mental health, body fueling, and many other topics that got shoved under the carpet.

Cranny and other female mentors from the company started spreading awareness about these topics among the sports community.

She also became an advocate for RED-S (Relative Energy Deficient in Sports) to emphasize the need for body fuel for athletes.

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