Nikki Drader

Nikki is a wife and mother of 2 who lives in Frisco TX  and works as a VP in banking operations in downtown Dallas. Originally from New York, she gave up the concrete jungle of New York City for Saturdays in a pickup truck at the barn where her daughter rides horses. She likes long drives on an open road with a good playlist, and while she considers herself a hippie at heart, her other passions include NOT camping, and nested if statements.  (True story, the girl never met a VLOOKUP she didn’t like and never met a tent she did) She has run some big races like New York City (2002) and Boston (2008), but her sights are set on an OTQ and a bucket list race at the Berlin Marathon in 2020. 

“The Devil whispered in my ear,

You’re not strong enough to withstand the storm.

Today I whispered in the Devil’s ear,

I am the storm.”


Coach: James McKirdy


Notable Race Accomplishments:

  • Winner of The Colony Half Marathon (2018)


Personal Records:

  • Half Marathon  1:22:45 (2019)

  • Marathon  2:54:06 (2019)