Emilia Benton

Emilia Benton


Emilia Benton is a freelance journalist primarily covering running, health, and fitness, as well as lifestyle, entertainment, and personal finance, among many other topics. She has more than 15 years of writing and editing experience and her work has appeared in publications such as Runner's World, SELF, SHAPE, Women's Health, Healthline, the Houston Chronicle, San Francisco Gate, and others.


Emilia has also been a runner herself since she was a 16-year-old high school sophomore. She ran her first marathon at the 2010 New York City Marathon and has since gone on to run 11 more marathons including the Boston Marathon, as well as more than 30 half marathons and countless other races. She is also a USATF Level 1-certified run coach.

Emilia received her degree in journalism with minors in Spanish and Women's Studies from Hofstra University in Long Island, New York and spent her early career years as a copy editor and staff writer at the Houston Chronicle.

Emilia is also a media advisory board member for Qwoted and a member of the Running Industry Diversity Coalition’s media committee. She lives in her hometown of Houston with her husband, Omar, and Boston Terrier rescue, Astro.

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