Tollefson at the 2011 New York City Marathon
|Full name||Carrie Anne Tollefson|
|Born||January 18, 1977 (age 42)|
Dawson, Minnesota, U.S.
Tollefson ran collegiately at Villanova University where she won the 1997 NCAA Cross Country Championships and the 1999 NCAA Outdoor and Indoor 3000 meters and Outdoor 5000 meters. She graduated from Villanova with a communications degree in 1999. At the US Olympic Trials in 2004, she won the 1500 meters. She competed in the 2004 Olympic Summer Games, making it to the semis in the 1500 meters. In 2004, she was ranked #1 nationally by Track and Field News.
In 2006, she won the 4K race at the USA Cross Country Championships, took the 3000 meters US Indoor National Championships and was ranked #5 nationally at the end of the season. Tollefson finished 7th in 2006 IAAF World Indoor Championships – Women's 3000 metres.
In September 2013 Carrie (now Tollefsen-Peterson) was inducted into the USA Track and Field Minnesota Hall of Fame in Maple Grove.
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