Emily Sisson is an American professional runner who represented the USA in the 10000m race in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. She earned her place in the US Olympics team after winning gold in the US Olympic trials.
She flew to Tokyo with her team and gave her best in the game. However, it wasn’t her day as she had to return home empty-handed after completing the game in the tenth position. Despite not winning any medal, she still has the title of Olympian to her name.
Biography & Wiki Quick Summary
|Date of birth
|October 12, 1991
|32 years old
|Place of birth
|Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
|Annika Sisson, Arla Sisson and
|Professional track and field athlete
|5 ft 2 in (157 cm)
Emily Sisson Net Worth
Sisson has been continuing a professional career as a runner with New Balance. She has competed in several championships and won many of them.
It has allowed her to make a name for herself as well as earn a fortune. Though she has not shared her net worth, we can easily guess that she has quite a sum.
Height, Weight, and Physical Measurements
The star runner has a smaller height in comparison with other female athletes. Though she is only 5 feet and 2 inches and weighs only 45kgs, she is still a great competition when running on the track. She has a measurement of 29-22-31.
Despite being small, Sisson has a well-built muscular body because of her training and games.
Parents and Family
Sisson was born in Milwaukee in Wisconsin to Mark and his wife Nancy but grew up in Missouri.
She grew up in an athletic family with her three sisters, Annika, Arla, and Grace. Her father was a former runner who ran for the University of Wisconsin.
Maybe it was because of her father that Sisson also had the talent and passion for running.
She is now a one-time Olympian who has a successful athletic career and is married to the love of her life.
Emily Sisson’s Husband
The 32 year-old athlete has been married to her college sweetheart, Shane Quinn, since the 17th of August, 2021.
Before tying the knot, the couple dated each other in college. They were teammates in the track and field team of their college.
The couple has been married for almost three years now and is still going strong. They don’t have any children to this date but share their dog, Desmond, with them.
High School and Education
Sisson earned her high school degree from Parkway Central High school.
After high school, she enrolled at the University of Wisconsin, following the footsteps of her father.
However, later she transferred to Providence College in Rhode Island. She completed college in 2015 with a Master of Business administration degree.
Career and Olympics
Sisson started her career on the track during her high school days. In high school, she was a four-time state champion. She also won silver in the USATF National Junior Olympic Championship and gold in the 5000m Junior U20 and Pan American Junior U20 Championships.
After high school, she joined the University of Wisconsin like her father. During her stay in Wisconsin, she received the honor of the Big Ten Freshman of the Year and All-Big Ten.
She already had a great career but transferred to Providence College to train under the guidance of Ray Treacy. Treacy is a former runner who had already trained around thirteen Olympians.
She spent her college years running in 5000m, 3000m, and 10000m until she was out of the college in 2015.
After graduating, she started her professional career by signing with New Balance. She started her pro career with gold in the NCAA Outdoor and Indoor Championships.
She then continued competing in many games before trying for the 2016 Olympics. Despite her best efforts, she did not qualify after coming in tenth place during the trial game.
Sisson had an average career after the trials. However, she made a comeback by winning silver in the USATF Outdoor championship in 2019.
She also ran in the Valencia half marathon the next year and won gold to become the second-fastest runner of all time. She continued her win by winning the USATF 15km road running championship.
All these wins gave her confidence, and she tried for the 2020 US Olympic Trials in the marathon. In the beginning, she was doing great, but after running for twenty-one miles, she called it quits. She exited from the marathon with only less than 16% less to run.
It affected her and made her doubt herself. But she didn’t give up and competed again in the trail games but in the 10000m.
Her courage paid off as she won the trial game and got an opportunity to represent the USA in the 2020 Olympics in the 10000m race. Karissa Schweizer had finished second and Alicia Monson was third on the trial.
In the Men’s 10000 m, Woody Kincaid won the Olympics trial.
She poured her heart and soul during the Olympics but couldn’t win any medals as she came in tenth place.