Andrea has been an endurance athlete for three decades most of which has been in the sport of rowing. Born and raised in Philadelphia Andrea began rowing in college as a freshman at La Salle University and has never stopped. She achieved moderate success as an elite rower including representing the United States at the 1995 Pan American Games in the women’s lightweight quadruple sculls winning a gold medal. After 15 years of competitive rowing Andrea turned to running for a different athletic challenge. Over the last decade she has gradually spent more time in her running shoes than in her boat.
In recent years Andrea has set her sights on completing a marathon in each of the 50 states. There have been a few setbacks, including hip surgery in fall of 2014, but In November 2016 she finished the Harpeth Hills Flying Monkey Marathon in Nashville, TN which brings her total to 23 marathons in as many states.
Always fond of trail running she likes to work in trail adventures here are a few of her more exciting runs...
- May 13, 2014 - Grand Canyon double crossing in 13 hours 26 minutes,
- August 2016 - Wonderland Trail around Mt. Rainier in three days,
- August 2017 - Timberline Trail around Mt. Hood in one day
Andrea lives in Seattle with her husband, three daughters aged 16, 15 & 11, two dogs and three african dwarf frogs. She is a CPA, specializing in tax although now Electro-Bites is her only client. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Pocock Rowing Foundation in Seattle.
Andrea’s notable running times:
- Marathon PR – 3:26:41 (2012 Marine Corps Marathon)
- Half-marathon PR – 1:38:05 (2012 Mercer Island Half Marathon)
- Pikes Peak marathon time – 6:29:26 (2010)
Visit Andrea’s (woefully out of date) running blog at http://runbonaccorsi.blogspot.com
See some of Andrea's results at http://www.athlinks.com/athletes/Andreabona/Profile