Athlete Bios

Kevin Lewis

Men's Marathon

Qualifying Time: 2:13:48
Qualifying Race: 2022 Grandma's Marathon

Kevin Lewis
Date of Birth


Age on Race Day


Current Residence

Richfield, MN


Ottumwa, IA

High School

Ottumwa High School

Current Affiliation

Minnesota Distance Elite


Software Developer

Marathon PB


Social Media
First Trials qualification


Previous Trials


Number of attempts to qualify

2 (ran 2:17 at 2022 Los Angeles Marathon)


University of Iowa

Career Highlights
Qualified for NCAA Indoor Track Championships in the 5,000 meters in 2015 with a time of 13:43.70; won Portland Track Festival 10,000 meters in 2018 with a time of 28:32 to qualify for the USATF Outdoor Championships; ran 62:48 at Aramco Houston Half Marathon to qualify for the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials-Marathon; top 10 at 2022 Grandma's Marathon.
My wife's name is Carrie. We have one daughter, Ava, who was born in June 2023.
Greatest Accomplishment
Too soon to tell
Interesting Story
For a year after college I lived in Des Moines on my own and started my career as a software developer. I attempted to continue running a little on my own but found it difficult with little motivation because I didn't really know what I was training for. I got pretty far away from the fitness I had shown during college and was going backwards. Then I joined the Minnesota Distance Elite team and moved to Minnesota and it revitalized my running career. I qualified for the next three USATF Outdoor Championships in the 10,000 meters, and now two U.S. Olympic Team Trials-Marathon races.
Favorite Book


Favorite Movie

The King

Favorite TV Show/Series


Favorite Song

History of Rome podcast

Favorite Post-race Indulgence

Good beer

Favorite Breakfast

Waffle House

Favorite Motivational Quote
"Do it and be done with it."
Favorite Running Memory
Running during a calm snowfall with big, fat snowflakes.