Alhambra High School
First Trials qualification
Number of attempts to qualify
Wichita State University
Winner, 2023 La Jolla Half Marathon.
My beautiful wife, Elida Bailon, supports my journey every day. Our oldest son, Leo Marcos (6) is my biggest competition. Our oldest daughter, Leyla (5), is my biggest fan. Our baby, Mia Rose, is a future Olympian.
My biggest accomplishment has been balancing a busy home with running and working full-time. I have managed to reach my goal while working 50 hours a week and not sacrificing family time.
Getting to the Trials has not been easy. I've had to balance running, life and work to get here. I've had to sacrifice sleep to make this happen. My typical work day begins at 2:40 a.m. to squeeze in my run, strength train and do rehab exercises all before 5 a.m. I start work at 6 a.m. and am usually done by 4:30 p.m. At home I try to spend as much quality time with my family as possible. I am usually in bed by 10 p.m. and sleep about 4.5 hours before I wake up and do it all over again!
Anything Marvel related
Favorite TV Show/Series
I prefer to listen to my feet striking the ground.
Favorite Post-race Indulgence
Pizza and ice cream
Eggs, bacon and potatoes.
Favorite Motivational Quote
"Running never gets easier. You just get stronger."
Favorite Running Memory
Running in high school; it was always a good time surrounded by great friends and coaches.