Rachael Sanchez

Rachael recently moved to McKinney from Van Alstyne. Rachael has a background as a competitive road cyclist when she resided in Virginia in her late teens and early 20s. Her move to Texas brought a good job opportunity and the desire to run as a new activity. In the later part of 2016 she competed in her first marathon after doing a few half marathons. Rachael is preparing to make an attempt or two in an effort to make the Olympic Trials Marathon qualifying time. She is proud to be a member of the Texas Iron Distance Project as she enjoys the compradore of her teammates, and the greater running community. 

Rachael is currently being coached by Kyle Hefner but also credits former coach Shawna Zaharko for building her ability to handle more mileage and exploring new running paces.

Notable Race Accomplishments:

  • 2nd 2017 RRCA Half Marathon Championships

  • 4th 2018 The Woodlands Marathon

  • 6th 2019 The Woodlands Half Marathon

  • 9th 2018 BMW Dallas Half Marathon

  • 10th BMW Dallas Half Marathon

Personal Records:

  • 5k  18:55 (2015)

  • 10k  38:08 (2020)

  • Half Marathon  1:22:31 (2020) *en route to her Marathon PR]

  • Marathon  2:48:50 (2020)