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A Brief Chat With 2009 RRCA Roads Scholar Stephanie Rothstein (From Runner’s World)
By Peter Gambaccini
Stephanie Rothstein, 26, of Flagstaff-based McMillan Elite, was second in the USA 20K in New Haven, Connecticut on Labor Day in 1:08:26. Stephanie_Rothstein003Rothstein, along with her boyfriend Ben Bruce, will represent the U.S. in the World Half-Marathon Championships in Nanning, China on October 16. Earlier this year, Rothstein, who is coached by Greg McMillan, was third in the six-mile Wharf to Wharf race from Santa Cruz to Capitola (CA) in 31:43. She has bests of 33:08 for 10,000 meters, 1:13:19 for the half marathon, and 2:40:07 for her one and only marathon, a fifth place at Twin Cities in 2008. She set 5,000 and 10,000-meter school records at the University of California-Santa Barbara and was a Big West Conference Female Track Athlete of the Year. Rothstein was fifth in the 10,000 at the 2007 NCAA Championships and won the 10,000 at the 2006 NACAC Games. She was 12th in the 10,000 at the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials. Rothstein has been part of U.S. teams at the Chiba and Yokohama Ekidens in Japan. She was a 2009 RRCA Roads Scholar.