Rachel Schneider is a skilled track and field athlete from the USA who has her fortes in long-distance running. Schneider is a Sanford, Maine native who is a five-time All-American record holder. She also represented the USA in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Schneider tried for the 2016 Olympic team but could not make it as she came in seventeenth place during the final of the trial games. However, she did not let it get to her and worked hard to finally win her spot on the national team for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
She secured her place in the national team after coming third in the trial games and later represented the USA in the 5000m event in the Olympics.
|Rachel Schneider Smith
|Date of birth
|July 18, 1991
|32 years old
|Place of birth
|Sanford, Maine, USA
|Sanford, Maine, USA
|Brian Schneider and Kevin Schneider
|Track and Field Athlete
|5 ft 5 in (165 cm)
Rachel Schneider’s Net Worth and Earnings
Schneider is one of the established runners who even represented the USA in the Olympics.
She has won the top three places in many events and earned a decent amount of prize money.
She also received sponsorships from Armour till the 2020 trial games and later signed a contract with Hoka One One.
All these indicate that though we do not know the exact numbers, we can still assume that she has good earnings and a decent net worth.
Height, Weight, and Physical Measurements
The track and field athlete stands tall at 5 feet and 5 inches.
She also has a ripped body and visible abs, with a good height.
All her time in the field has helped her keep herself in great shape.
Rachel’s Personal Life and Family
Schneider was born and raised in Sanford, Maine, to her loving parents, Steven and Lynn.
She grew up in a supportive and loving family with three elder siblings.
She has two elder brothers, Brian and Kevin, and an elder sister, Kathy. Her brother, Brian, is also a sports medicine doctor.
While growing up, all of her siblings ran for the track and field team. So, she also developed an interest in running. It was because of her sibling that she became who she is now.
Schneider is still close to all of her siblings and parents and spends a lot of time with them.
She often posts happy pictures with her parents, siblings, nieces, and nephews on her Instagram.
She currently lives with her husband and their adorable dogs in Flagstaff, Arizona.
Rachel’s Husband and Relationship
Schneider is a married woman. She married her long-term boyfriend, Mike Smith.
Smith is also coach of Schneider and the director of the cross country and track & field team at Northern Arizona University.
The couple started dating in 2018 and got engaged at the end of 2020. The two prepared everything within a year without wasting any time and married in 2021.
Schneider’s parents wanted a Catholic education for their daughters, so they sent her to St. Elizabeth Seton School in Rochester, a junior high school.
They then sent her to St. Thomas High School in New Hampshire to complete her high school degree.
Schneider completed high school in 2009 and joined Georgetown University, where she studied human science.
The one-time Olympian did not stop with an undergraduate degree and continued her studies to earn a Master’s degree in Sports Industry Management in 2015.
Despite Schneider being a world-class runner now, track and field was not her first choice.
Schneider initially started her journey in the sports with soccer when she was just four years old.
She played soccer for years before choosing running because of her three elder siblings.
All her elder siblings were track and field athletes who ran in high school, so she also got influenced to start running on the track.
At the age of ten, her sister, Kathy, coached her, and she took part in the Sanford Summer track just for fun. However, she enjoyed running a lot and started getting inclined to it. She got introduced to a real track team in seventh grade.
Though she played soccer in high school, she also ran for the track and field team of the school during winter and spring as a middle-distance runner. She became the best high school mile runner in New England.
With all this success, she was convinced that she was ready to leave her primary love, soccer, and replace it with running.
Schneider continued as a middle-distance runner till she was in college and even became the Big East Conference champion.
However, after college, she realized she was better in 5000m and 10000m events.
Despite her determination to turn pro as a long-distance runner, she did not find any sponsor during the first ten months after graduation.
She worked in different places and did several jobs to support her career as a long-distance runner.
After ten months of hard work, she finally got approached by Armour with a sponsorship. Armour sponsored her up until the 2020 Trial games held in Eugene. After the trial games, she signed a new contract with Hoka One One.
While still under Armour, Schneider took part in the 2016 Rio Olympics but unfortunately could not make it to the national team as she came in seventeenth place.
Schneider used the discontent of not making it to the Olympics as her motivation and worked even harder than before.
She then trained for years and again tried for the national Olympic team for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
This time it was different for the runner with the fifth-fastest mile time as she came in third place in the trial and secured her spot on the Olympics team.
Schneider flew to Japan to represent the USA in the 5000m event. Despite giving her best, she lost her chance to compete in the finals as she was the seventeenth to cross the finish line in the preliminary round.
Though she did not win any medals, she returned home proud of putting all her effort into the game.