My name is Liz Anjos, aka “Mercury”. I’m a distance runner and musician hailing from Portland, Oregon. I co-founded the running team and nonprofit Rose City Track Club and coach high school and adult runners. I’m a classical pianist, songwriter/composer, and have toured nationally and internationally as a pop keyboardist and singer.

I began running at the age of 14, then as an adult became immersed in track and road racing with personal records of 36:44 in the 10K, 1:22:43 in the half marathon, and 2:51:34 in the marathon. In December 2019, I ran my first ultramarathon, placing 4th in the Hellgate 100K. In the summer of 2020 I set the women’s supported FKT northbound on the Appalachian Trail, and in the spring of 2021 I became the fastest woman to traverse the Smoky Mountains on the 72 mile route known as SCAR. I’m currently writing weekly stories in my newsletter and a memoir based around my experience on the AT.

As seen in:

Fastest Known Times:

Appalachian Trail – Women’s Supported, Northbound (2020)
2,193 miles / 515,000ft elevation gain / 51 days, 16 hours, 30 minutes

SCAR (Smokies Challenge Adventure Run) – Women’s Supported (2021)
72 miles / 18,660ft elevation gain / 18:27:07

Forest Park Nasties | Tour de Nasty – Overall Unsupported (2020)
67.5 miles / 13,500ft elevation gain / 13:58:05

Wildwood Trail | Out and Back – Women’s Unsupported (2020)
60.4 miles / 6,600ft elevation gain / 11:53:43

Kings Mt. – Elk Mt. Loop – Women’s Unsupported (2020)
10.8 miles / 3,700ft elevation gain / 2:27:47

Personal Records / Achievements

2:51:34 – Houston Marathon, 2020

1:22:43 – Holiday Half Marathon, 2019

36:44 – Tenacious 10K, 2018

18:01 – Carlsbad 5000, 2018

2019 Hellgate 100K – 14:18:48, 4th place ultramarathon debut

2021 Promise Land 50K – 5:51:56, 6th place in a historically competitive field

Appletree Half Marathon Course Record Holder (1:24:50, 2019)

11-time Boston Marathon qualifier


Get in touch using the contact form below, or send snail mail to the following address:

Liz Anjos
422 NW 13th Ave #735
Portland, OR 97209