The San Francisco Marathon wants to know – what’s your favorite mile? Of the 26.2 miles, my favorites are easy: miles 2-4 take me through the streets of my childhood summers in San Francisco – memories that will forever connect me to this city.
About Miriam KaufmanMiriam's running journey began in high school when her older brother inspired her to join the cross country team. She complained her way through, until shin splits gave her enough of an excuse to call it quits. Her love-hate relationship with running continued until the 2009 SF Marathon, where she witnessed the lead woman race past her to break the winner's tape. She continued to watch in awe as thousands of exhausted and proud marathoners crossed the finish line. Wanting to share their accomplishment, she took off running, and hasn't looked back since. She ran two seasons with Team in Training, as both a participant and mentor, and joined the Napa Valley Vinerunners club in 2011. Today, Miriam coaches high school cross country, and owes her ongoing passion for running to the support of friends and fellow runners. She is thrilled to serve as an ambassador and encourage others to achieve their running goals as she returns to San Francisco for her 7th marathon.