Decorated runner who was the U.S. 5000 meters champion in 2006 and 2010, and competed at the IAAF World Championships in Athletics in 2003, 2005, and 2011. She's also competed in marathons and has debuted 2011 at the ING New York City Marathon, finishing 12th.
She competed in track and field for Stanford University and graduated in 2003 after becoming a 15-time All-American and five-time NCAA champion.
She also operates a running blog called Ask Lauren Fleshman, and she's co-founder and creative director of a gluten and dairy free energy bar company called Picky Bars.
She's been married to triathlete Jesse Thomas and they've had a son and a daughter.
In the 2011 IAAF World Championships she finished 7th place, and in 2013 Molly Huddle finished 6th in the same event and competition.