Athlete Bios

Jacob Thomson

Men's Marathon

Qualifying Time: 2:11:40
Qualifying Race: 2023 Gold Coast Marathon

Jacob Thomson
Date of Birth


Age on Race Day


Current Residence

Flagstaff, AZ


Louisville, KY

High School

Holy Cross High School

Current Affiliation

Under Armour - Dark Sky Distance


Thomson Training

Marathon PB


Social Media
First Trials qualification


Previous Trials


Number of attempts to qualify



University of Kentucky

Career Highlights
2023 USATF Half Marathon Champion; Runner-up, 2022 USATF Marathon Championships and 2023 USATF 25K Championships; 3rd, 2023 USATF 10 Mile Championships and 2022 USATF Half Marathon Championships; 3-time SEC Champion; 3-time All-American
Dad and mom are Mark and Tammy Thomson; I have a brother, Josh, and two sisters, Grace and Emily.
Greatest Accomplishment
Founding Thomson Training and coaching athletes to their goals all across the U.S.
Interesting Story
Own and operate Bluegrass Running Camp, a summer high school running camp.
Favorite Book

The Secret Race

Favorite Movie

The Town

Favorite TV Show/Series

Game of Thrones

Favorite Song

Detroit Rock City

Favorite Post-race Indulgence

Beer and a burger

Favorite Breakfast

Biscuits and gravy

Favorite Motivational Quote
"Well done is better than well said." - Benjamin Franklin
Favorite Running Memory
Winning the 2023 USATF Half Marathon title