Three-Time Olympian, Mental Health Advocate & Author; Known for "Fast Girl: A Life Spent Running from Madness"
Suzy Favor Hamilton is an American former middle-distance runner. She competed in the 1992, 1996, and 2000 Summer Olympics.
Hamilton was the US Junior Record Holder at 1500m and won 3 National Junior Titles in High School. She was named by Scholastic Sports Magazine as one of the top 100 High School Athletes of the Century and was inducted into the US National High School Sports Hall of Fame in 2010.
At the University of Wisconsin, she won a record nine NCAA Titles and 32 Big-Ten Championships. Hamilton won the Honda Cup and Babe Zaharias Awards for Top Female Collegiate Athlete in the country. She was named by the Big-Ten Network as the top Female Athlete in Conference History.
Competing professionally, Hamilton won seven USA National titles, set two American Records, was a three-time Olympian, ran her specialty 1500m under 4:00 five times and was the second fastest American Woman in history at 3:57.40, a fraction of a second behind leader, Mary Decker Slaney. In 2000, she was the fastest woman in the world and was named USA Track & Field’s Female Distance Runner of the Year.
During her running career, Hamilton appeared in national ads for Nike, Reebok, Oakley, Clairol, and Proctor & Gamble to name a few. She was prominently featured in publications such as Vogue, Cosmopolitan, People, Rolling Stone, Harper’s Bazaar, Sports Illustrated & appeared on the cover of Runner’s World three times.
She went on to have a successful career in real estate and public speaking. She became a contracted speaker and ambassador for the Rock N Roll Marathon Series as well as Run Disney.
In December 2012, after being confronted by a reporter, Hamilton admitted that she had worked as an escort prostitute. She said her decision to become a prostitute was made under the influence of her antidepressant medication, a misdiagnosis of her bipolar disorder, and an unfamiliarity with the mental illness.
Today, Hamilton speaks about mental health advocacy, recounting her healing from bipolar disorder in her book, “Fast Girl – A Life Spent Running From Madness," which was released in September 2015.
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