37-year-old realtor who quit running for 8 years smashes American marathon record

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New York Daily News

Keira D’Amato’s transformation into U.S. marathon record holder is maybe the most stunning story in American sports right now. If you haven’t heard of her, consider: — After a mostly obscure college career at American University and an even less decorated attempt to make it as a pro, D’Amato quit running for eight years. — She spent those years having two children and growing her career as a real estate agent (which she still has not quit). — She only returned to running in 2017 because she signed her husband up for a marathon as a prank. — As late as February 2020, she was still an also-ran a…

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