Andrea has been an endurance athlete for almost 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. In January 2014 she finished the Icebreaker Indoor Marathon in Milwaukee, Wisconsin which brings her total to 22. Always fond of trail running she then set her sights on the Grand Canyon and recently (May 13, 2014) completed a double crossing in 13 hours 26 minutes.
Andrea lives in Seattle with her husband, three daughters aged 15, 13 & 9, and two dogs. 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 spends most of her time running on roads (usually in the pre-dawn hours of morning) but is always up for a trail run or a row in her single as a mental diversion from the pounding of payment.
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Visit Andrea’s (woefully out of date) running blog at http://runbonaccorsi.blogspot.com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