Athlete Bios

Bradley Taylor

Men's Marathon

Qualifying Time: 2:17:35
Qualifying Race: 2023 Eugene Marathon

Bradley Taylor
Date of Birth


Age on Race Day


Current Residence

Johnstown, CO


Oakridge, OR

High School

Oakridge High School

Marathon PB


First Trials qualification


Number of attempts to qualify


Career Highlights
OTQ at Eugene Marathon, 2:17:34 (first attempt).
I have been married to Anne Taylor for 10 wonderful years. We have two children, Jake (5) and Gracie (3), and our dog Duke (8)
Greatest Accomplishment
My greatest accomplishment was hands down marrying my wife, Anne. I would not be competing in the Olympic Trials had I not had the guts to ask her on a date 15 years ago.
Interesting Story
I was a state champion cross country and track athlete in high school. However, I did not pursue a running career after graduation. I became a logger in the Pacific Northwest and later opened a Les Schwab Tire Center in Colorado. After our son was born, I had the opportunity to stay home with him. I had not run competitively in approximately 13 years. When I turned 34, I thought it would be cool if my children could see me compete at a few local fun runs. A year later I ran my first marathon and qualified for the Trials.
Favorite Book

Man's Search for Meaning

Favorite Movie

Sometimes a Great Notion

Favorite TV Show/Series

The Office

Favorite Post-race Indulgence


Favorite Breakfast

Hashbrowns and omelets

Favorite Motivational Quote
"You define your own life. Don't let other people write your script."
Favorite Running Memory
Seeing my family after telling them I would qualify for the Olympic Trials on my first attempt. The first thing I was asked was, "Are we going to Disney?"