Colleen De Reuck
She went to the Olympic Games in Barcelona in 1992 for South Africa in the marathon and finished ninth. In 1995, she won the Honolulu Marathon and a year later at the Berlin Marathon in her personal best time of 2:26:35. 1997, 1998 and 1999 she was also placed three times in the Boston Marathon, the Chicago Marathon twice and once at the New York City Marathon in the top five.
On 11 December 2000 she received the citizenship of the United States. At the World Cross Country Championships in 2002 she was third. The U.S. excretion for the marathon of the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, she won in 2:28:24 before Deena Kastor, but as mentioned in the Games in Sydney in 2000, when she was 31, she was handicapped by a foot injury, finishing only the 39th place.
In 2005 she was fourth at the Chicago Marathon in 2:28:40. This time is U.S. record in the Masters category (over 40 years). In the same year she won at the U.S. Championships in 25- km road race with the Masters world record of 1:25:15.
She lives in Boulder ( Colorado) with her husband and coach Darren De Reuck and her daughter Tasmin.