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Amy Birnkrant

Amy Birnkrant

Amy Birnkrant was a runner from Santa Clarita, California. [1]


Birnkrant operated a day care center called "Amy's Corner" out of her home a couple of days a week.

She was previously a preschool teacher.


Running Career

Birnkrant began running in 1999.

That fall she ran her very first marathon.

Over the following two years she ran 3 more full marathons and climbed to the summit of Mt. Whitney. [1]

She took a 13 year break from running and came back in 2014 after which she ran 1 full marathon, 5 half marathons and 2 mud runs.


Personal Life

She was married to Michael Joseph Birnkrant. Her daughter, Drew Birnkrant, was a Pole vaulter for the College's track and field team at College of the Canyons, a two-year community college.


On Friday, January 5, 2018, Amy an her family were found dead,

Authorities stated the incident appeared to be a murder-suicide, where her husband, Michael Joseph Birnkrant, shot and killed all three individuals then turned the gun on himself.


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