Athlete Bios

Jerod Broadbooks

Men's Marathon

Qualifying Time: 2:14:59
Qualifying Race: 2023 California International Marathon

Jerod Broadbooks
Date of Birth


Age on Race Day


Current Residence

O'Fallon, MO


Wildwood, MO

High School

Eureka High School


Music Teacher (band director)

Marathon PB


Social Media
First Trials qualification


Number of attempts to qualify



Lindenwood University in St. Charles, MO

Career Highlights
2019 NCAA Division II All-American in the men's indoor mile
I married my wife, Megan, in November 2022. We do not have any kids yet, but we plan on it! I have two older brothers, Jeremy and Justin, and one younger sister, Jamie. My mom is no longer living, but my dad, Dennis, still supports me in all my races!
Greatest Accomplishment
Marrying my beautiful wife Megan!
Interesting Story
My running story is not typical. I became a D II All-American when I placed 8th at the 2019 indoor championships in the men's mile, and after graduation I immediately took a 10-month break from running and got into weightlifting. I put on about 40 pounds of mostly muscle and improved my gym PRs to 300 pounds on the bench press and 405 pounds on the squat. Once Covid-19 shut down all gyms in March of 2020, I was forced to choose an alternative form of working out other than weightlifting. Naturally, I returned to running because it is what I knew best. In 2021, I ran a half marathon PR of 1:08. I had a full-time teaching job and was coaching XC and track at a local high school but toward the end of 2022, I began training a bit more seriously. The last thing I really wanted to do in my running career was run a marathon but since it was an Olympic year, I figured why not try to qualify for the Trials!? I ended up running 2:14:59 at CIM and placed 7th overall! This was my first marathon, and I was thrilled by the result. I feel very blessed to have the opportunity to run at the Olympic Trials!
Favorite Book

The Bible

Favorite Movie

Shawshank Redemption

Favorite TV Show/Series

I don't watch TV, but my favorite podcasts are Truth Unites and The Dividing Line

Favorite Song

Mr. Brightside - The Killers

Favorite Post-race Indulgence

Crumbl Cookies

Favorite Breakfast

Peanut butter and honey toast

Favorite Motivational Quote
"Remember, only the disciplined ones are free in life. If you are undisciplined, you are a slave to your moods. You are a slave to your passions."- Eliud Kipchoge
Favorite Running Memory
Running 2:14:59 at CIM and qualifying for the Olympic Trials!!