Lizzie Bird

Athlete Blood Test helps me keep track of what’s going on in my body – identifying what’s looking good and what I need to change through nutrition and supplements – as I go through different training and racing phases.

  • Hometown(s): Currently Boulder, CO
  • Alma mater(s): Princeton (undergrad), USF (master’s), Colorado Law (current!)
  • Primary sport/event : Track & Field – 3000m steeplechase
  • What you are working toward now: Just one indoor race – Feb 11 – to finish up winter training block. Would be great to get a test a week or two after that as I start building towards outdoor. Earliest outdoor race will be April. Major summer races start June 25 (British Champs) and will hopefully include World Champs, Commonwealths and Europeans through July/August!
TOKYO, JAPAN – AUGUST 01: Elizabeth Bird of Team Great Britain competes in round one of the Women’s 3000m Steeplechase heats on day nine of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 01, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
  • Day job: Runner / Law Student 
  • Proudest athletic accomplishment: Making the Olympic final in Tokyo!
  • Facepalm/most embarrassing athletic moment: Falling after 400m (not even at a barrier) of my first (and only) NCAA outdoor championship appearance! (Got up, finished dead last, then spent about 30 mins puking)
  • Favorite non-athletic activity: Reading / cooking / hiking
  • My personal “walk up”/motivational/current theme song is….Taylor Swift, State of Grace
  • Best junk/”special” food ever created: Chocolate (Tony’s Chocolonely is my current favorite)
  • Favorite recipes: Anything by Ottolenghi
  • Favorite Gadget: Garmin does pretty much everything I need running-wise!
  • Secret talent: I don’t know! Haha. I can speed read. 
  • Favorite athletic/sports book OR movie: Deena Kastor, Let Your Mind Run