Athlete Bios

Prescott Leach

Men's Marathon

Qualifying Time: 2:17:29
Qualifying Race: 2023 California International Marathon

Prescott Leach
Date of Birth


Age on Race Day


Current Residence

Waltham, MA


East Jordan, MI

High School

East Jordan High School

Current Affiliation

Cambridge Sports Union


Principal Scientist at Delix Therapeutics

Marathon PB


First Trials qualification


Number of attempts to qualify



University of Michigan

Career Highlights
1st Masters at 2022 Bank of America Chicago Marathon; 3rd Masters at 2023 B.A.A. Boston Marathon; Winner, 2023 Cape Cod Marathon; 22nd, 2023 TCS New York City Marathon (10th American, 2nd Masters); 7th, 2003 Big 10 Outdoor Championships (steeplechase).
My spouse is Tatiana and our children are William (10), Kalyna (8) and Zenia (6). My brother is Thor and my parents are Tim (deceased) and Cheri.
Greatest Accomplishment
Balancing running, family and a career in biotech.
Interesting Story
I felt burned out from collegiate running and had a long layoff, from 2004 until 2017. I reinvented my training as I was nearing the Masters division and developed a training system that worked for me. I have recently set PRs at distances ranging from 5K to the marathon as a Masters athlete. I have now qualified for the Trials for the first time, and it was as a Masters athlete.
Favorite Book

Ender's Game or The Hobbit

Favorite Movie

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy

Favorite TV Show/Series

Andor or Lupin

Favorite Post-race Indulgence

Oreos and milk

Favorite Breakfast

BLAT (bacon, lettuce, avocado, and tomato)

Favorite Motivational Quote
"Do or do not; there is no try." - Yoda
Favorite Running Memory
Finishing 3rd in the mile at the high school Midwest Meet of Champions. I was within one second of the winner and my future teammate, Sean Moore.