By Chris Chavez
November 17, 2023
U.S. 5000m and 10,000m champion Elise Cranny will move to Boulder, Colorado to work with coach Joe Bosshard and Team Boss. She confirmed the move with CITIUS MAG on Friday afternoon.
Here’s what you need to know:
– Cranny, a four-time U.S. champion and the U.S. indoor 5000m record holder, announced she was leaving the Bowerman Track Club on Nov. 3. The announcement came just days after Grant Fisher and Cooper Teare also announced their split with coach Jerry Schumacher.
– Cranny returns to Colorado, where she was a two-time cross country state champion out of Niwot High School and swept the 800, 1,600 and 3,200 at the state championships as a junior and senior.
– Cranny reunites with former Bowerman teammates Emily Infeld, Vanessa Fraser and Kate Grace under the tutelage of Bosshard.
– Cranny is coming off a season in which she ran a personal best in the 800m (2:00.25); 1500m (3:58.88 en route to a mile) and mile (4:16.47). She won the U.S. titles in the 5000m and 10,000m to become just the second American woman in history to pull off the double victory at the same championships.
– Cranny doubled for the first time at a global championships at the 2023 world championships, where she finished ninth in the 5000m and 12th in the 10,000m.
With the addition of Cranny, the Team Boss roster breakdown looks like this:
800m – Kate Grace, Aaliyah Miller
1500m – Cory McGee, Dani Jones, Aisha Praught-Leer
3000m steeplechase – Emma Coburn, Gabbi Jennings, Katie Rainsberger
5000m/10,000m – Emily Infeld, Maddie Alm, Sara Masters, Elise Cranny, Vanessa Fraser
Marathon – Emma Bates, Dominique Scott, Scott Fauble
Chris Chavez launched CITIUS MAG in 2016 as a passion project while working full-time for Sports Illustrated. He covered the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro and grew his humble blog into a multi-pronged media company. He completed all six World Marathon Majors and is an aspiring sub-five-minute miler.