Cheri Pompeo

Cheri Pompeo


Cheri Pompeo was born and raised in Washington State and has been an avid trail runner since 1996. She has run in more than 550 marathons and ultramarathons, including at least one in each U.S. state and on every continent. Her longest distance to date is 102 miles. Cheri has a Bachelor of Science degree in physics and a Master of Science in computer science from the University of Washington. She regularly writes for running publications, such as Northwest Runner and Ultrarunning magazine. Her guidebook, 50 Trail Runs in Washington State was published by Mountaineers Books in 2002. She has also published short stories and essays and various literary journals and newspapers. Cheri started running to get in shape, but quickly fell in love with the sport and kept adding miles. There didn't seem to be a limit in the distance I could run. In 2005, she climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro two days after winning the veteran women's division at the Kilimanjaro marathon. In addition to running, Cheri enjoys open water swimming Cheri Pompeo and scuba diving. She has had the good fortune to dive in such places as the Great Barrier Reef, the Galapagos Islands (all of them), the inside passage to Alaska, Fiji, and Puerto Rico. At 70 years of age she still runs the marathon distance or longer, 2-3 times per month. She says she'll put off thinking if she's getting too old until she's 80 and then may defer for another 10 years.

  • Marathon Globetrotters
  • Member since February 14, 2014
  • Full Member
  • Female
  • Woodinville, WA, United StatesUnited States
  • 5 Flags
  • 7 Continents Completed
  • 57 Countries Completed
  • Club Role: Director of Publicity
  • Upcoming Races:

7 Continents Completed: Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania, South America

57 Countries Completed:

  • Antarctica Antarctica
  • Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina Argentina
  • Aruba Aruba
  • Australia Australia
  • Austria Austria
  • Bahamas Bahamas
  • Barbados Barbados
  • Belize Belize
  • Bermuda Bermuda
  • Brazil Brazil
  • Canada Canada
  • Cayman Islands Cayman Islands
  • China China
  • Costa Rica Costa Rica
  • Curacao Curacao
  • Cyprus Cyprus
  • Denmark Denmark
  • Dominican Republic Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador Ecuador
  • Egypt Egypt
  • England England
  • Fiji Islands Fiji Islands
  • Finland Finland
  • France France
  • Germany Germany
  • Greece Greece
  • Holy See (Vatican City State) Holy See (Vatican City State)
  • Ireland Ireland
  • Israel Israel
  • Italy Italy
  • Jamaica Jamaica
  • Japan Japan
  • Jersey Jersey
  • Liechtenstein Liechtenstein
  • Mexico Mexico
  • Netherlands Netherlands
  • New Zealand New Zealand
  • Panama Panama
  • Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea
  • Peru Peru
  • Poland Poland
  • Puerto Rico Puerto Rico
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia Saint Lucia
  • Scotland Scotland
  • Sint Maarten (Dutch part) Sint Maarten (Dutch part)
  • South Africa South Africa
  • Spain Spain
  • Sweden Sweden
  • Switzerland Switzerland
  • Tanzania Tanzania
  • Thailand Thailand
  • Turks and Caicos Islands Turks and Caicos Islands
  • United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
  • United States United States
  • Virgin Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands, U.S.