Erica is the one on the left. The guy on the right has one more Olympic medal than she does. And no, this photo was not taken in Hawaii.
Erica Braswell Speegle is Big Island Running Company's Mainland Special Consultant and made a very wise investment decision to become one of the owners of Big Island Running Company.
Erica lives in Birmingham, Alabama. She got her start running on her middle school track team. After a successful high school career, she headed to Auburn University, where she was All-SEC on the track.
Since graduating from Auburn her focus has been road racing, with a gradual drift from 5k towards the marathon, with back-to-back top-20 finishes in Chicago - 2:46:53 (17th - 2012) and 2:45:23 (19th - 2013). She finished 10th in the 2013 California International Marathon with a time of 2:41:17, qualifying her for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials.