Mackenzie Lobby Contributing Writer

A Minneapolis-based freelance writer and photographer, Mackenzie writes about a variety of topics, largely focused on endurance and outdoor sports, health, nutrition and travel for print and online media. In addition to, her stories have appeared in Runner's World,, Triathlete, Competitor,, Trail Runner, Subaru Drive and Women's Running Magazine.

Mackenzie holds a Master's degree in Kinesiology from the University of Minnesota, having studied under the Tucker Center for Research on Girls and Women in Sport. She is also a USA Track and Field certified coach and currently coaches at Edina High School in Minnesota.

When she's not writing or taking pictures, she's out running, biking, or cross-country skiing the Minneapolis chain of lakes with her little vizsla, Welly. She's currently training for her 13th marathon and hopes to tackle her first ultramarathon, as well as the American Birkebeiner next year.

Makenzie's race resume

  • 2004-2008, 2010, 2012-2013 Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon
  • 2013 Sioux Falls Marathon
  • 2009 Boston Marathon
  • 2009 Bank of America Chicago Marathon
  • 2008 Grandma's Marathon