Athlete Bios

Roman Kirkov

Men's Marathon

Qualifying Time: 2:16:50
Qualifying Race: 2023 California International Marathon

Roman Kirkov
Date of Birth


Age on Race Day


Current Residence

Chehalis, WA


Vancouver, WA

High School

Union High School

Current Affiliation

Tracksmith ASP



Marathon PB


Social Media
First Trials qualification


Number of attempts to qualify



Concordia University-Portland

Career Highlights
Qualifying for 2024 Trials
My wife, Megan, works as a RN at a hospital and we have a 2-year-old son, Matthew. My parents, Pavel and Nelya, immigrated from Ukraine in 1997. I coach cross country and track at Adna High School with my father-in-law Karl, a retired firefighter.
Greatest Accomplishment
Starting a family with my better half. Becoming a professional firefighter/EMT for South Mason Fire & Rescue.
Interesting Story
After college I told myself I wasn’t ever going to run again, I was burnt out from it. Come a couple months later I was just jogging around for fun and my friend invited me to a Turkey Trot. Fast forward 6 years and I have qualified for the Olympic Trials. Running definitely had its up and downs trying to adjust to being a father and to starting a new job as a full-time firefighter/EMT while trying to adjust to the stresses of the job but at the same time trying to run high mileage has had its challenges.
Favorite TV Show/Series

How I Met your Mother

Favorite Song

Running by NF

Favorite Post-race Indulgence

Taco Bell

Favorite Breakfast

Coffee and pancakes

Favorite Motivational Quote
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. “ - Philippians 4:13
Favorite Running Memory
Finishing my race at CIM to qualify for the Trials and seeing my wife and son at the finish line.