Athlete Bios

Andrew Bowman

Men's Marathon

Qualifying Time: 2:16:19
Qualifying Race: 2023 CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathon

Andrew Bowman
Date of Birth


Age on Race Day


Current Residence

Rochester Hills ,MI


Marlette, MI

High School

Marlette Public Schools

Current Affiliation

Mckirdy Trained


Financial Advisor

Marathon PB


Social Media
First Trials qualification


Number of attempts to qualify



Oakland University

Career Highlights
14th, 2018 NCAA Div. I Steeplechase (first second-team All-American in OU's track and field history)
Married to the love of my life, Sydney Bowman (Devore), who is also competing in the Trials. Son of Pastor Dan and Celina Bowman. Brother of Jacob Bowman (identical twin/triplet and running rival growing up), Abby Bowman (triplet sister) and Alyssa Bowman (oldest sister).
Greatest Accomplishment
Running fast enough to catch the eye of my wife. First day of a three-day relay in Michigan known formerly as the Great Lakes Relay, now the Michigan Outback Relay. Sydney led off for our team; I was the second and seriously underestimated how quickly she was going to get there. I was late for the handoff and had to make up for it by absolutely crushing my leg and not holding back. Where I had screwed up, in doing so I attracted the attention of the girl who would inevitably become my wife.
Interesting Story
In the summer of 2016, after setting a new steeplechase PR of 8:45 and missing the qualifier for nationals by one spot, I was diagnosed with compartment syndrome in my right leg. Post surgery and two years later I managed to come back in full force and finished in 14th place in the steeplechase at the NCAA outdoor championships in 2018.
Favorite Book

It - Stephen King

Favorite Movie

The Shawshank Redemption

Favorite TV Show/Series

The Office

Favorite Song

Billy Idol, Dancing with Myself.

Favorite Post-race Indulgence

An ice cold beer.

Favorite Breakfast

Grandma Bowman's eggs in a bowl (poached eggs, cubed buttered toast, all mixed together with a healthy dash of salt and pepper)

Favorite Motivational Quote
"Everybody wants to be a beast until it's time to do what beasts do." - Eric Thomas
Favorite Running Memory
Running a workout around Stony Creek MetroPark with Sydney Bowman (at the time Devore) where at the end she told me how she really felt about me.