Athlete Bios

Kevin McDonnell

Men's Marathon

Qualifying Time: 2:17:22
Qualifying Race: 2023 Bank of America Chicago Marathon

Kevin McDonnell
Date of Birth


Age on Race Day


Current Residence

Cherry Hill, NJ


Moorestown, NJ

High School

Camden Catholic


Senior Associate Investor Services at Hamilton Lane Advisors

Marathon PB


Social Media
First Trials qualification


Number of attempts to qualify



Saint Joseph's University

Career Highlights
10th at 2013 NCAA D1 Track and Field Championship 10,000m; 2-time NCAA D1 Cross Country Qualifier; 1st at 2012 Atlantic 10 Championships, 10k
Son of Tom and Sharon McDonnell and brother of Tom, Joe and Will. Joe ran his first marathon in November, with a great debut of 3:31!
Greatest Accomplishment
Overcoming a stress fracture in my left foot my senior year of high school and winning the NJ Non-Public State Title in the 3,200m on limited training.
Interesting Story
After college I took seven years away from competitive running to sort out my career in private equity and my personal life. When the pandemic hit in March 2020 I needed to start running again. With some inspiration from friends and family, I started to dream and aspire to take one more crack at the Olympic Trials. After 3.5 years of hard work, discipline, failures, successes and determination, I achieved that goal.
Favorite Book

Move Without the Ball

Favorite Movie

The Dark Knight Rises

Favorite TV Show/Series


Favorite Song

Break Stuff by Limp Bizkit

Favorite Post-race Indulgence

Bistro or Cubby Hole Breakfast

Favorite Breakfast

2 eggs scrambled, bacon/scrapple, and homefries

Favorite Motivational Quote
"Be open to running fast." - Ralph Harris
Favorite Running Memory
Every long run I have ever been on with my college and post-collegiate friends. Some of the greatest lessons I learned have been on those runs. Whether it was approached lightly with strong conversations or we ripped off sub 6:00 minutes miles for 2 hours, I will hold onto those moments forever.