Athlete Bios

Chad Beyer

Men's Marathon

Qualifying Time: 2:16:47
Qualifying Race: 2023 California International Marathon

Chad Beyer
Date of Birth


Age on Race Day


Current Residence

Tempe, AZ


Phoenix, AZ

High School

Peoria High School


Retired pro cyclist, currently coaching cyclists, triathletes and runners.

Marathon PB


Social Media
First Trials qualification


Number of attempts to qualify


Career Highlights
10th, 2022 Los Angeles Marathon; 4th, 2022 Mesa Marathon; 3rd, 2021 Scottsdale Half Marathon; 2nd, 2021 America's Finest City Half Marathon; Winner, 2021 Pass Mountain 50K. As a cyclist: Winning the Green Jersey at the Tour de Romandie; Most Courageous Rider Jersey Stage 3 AMGEN Tour of California; 2nd overall SRAM Tour of the Gila New Mexico; racing in the 2011 Giro d'Italia.
My father, Everett Beyer, is a chiropractor and was a runner and triathlete. He raced Ironman Hawaii in the mid 1980s and ran the Boston Marathon. My mother was a swimmer in high school. My wife, Krysta Beyer is my greatest supporter. She will ride her cruiser bike with me on my long runs. Without her I wouldn't have made it as far as I have in cycling or running. She gave birth to our daughter, Nora, on January 4th. I wish they both could join me at the Trials, but they are cheering for me back home in Tempe.
Greatest Accomplishment
Completing the 2011 Giro d'Italia. Racing in a Grand Tour was one of my childhood dreams and I'm glad to have made it happen. Qualifying for the Olympic Trials would take a close second.
Interesting Story
I started running after retiring from pro cycling in 2017 as a way to stay in shape. My ambitions quickly grew with running and I wanted to see how fast I could get. I was a little naive and thought I would be running sub 2:20 marathons in just 3 months... Boy was I wrong! Getting fast with running was a slow painful process, but I enjoy a good challenge. I ran my first marathon in 2020 and finished in a time of 2:30. I did that off of running 35-45 miles a week. After that race I wanted to see how fast i could get if I really dialed in my training. I've spent the last couple years refining my training and have really enjoyed the challenge of the marathon!
Favorite Book

Peak Performance by Charles Garfield

Favorite Movie

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Favorite TV Show/Series


Favorite Song

No music while training for me

Favorite Post-race Indulgence


Favorite Breakfast


Favorite Motivational Quote
At dawn, when you have trouble getting out of bed, tell yourself: “I have to go to work — as a human being. What do I have to complain of, if I'm going to do what I was born for — the things I was brought into the world to do? Or is this what I was created for? To huddle under the blankets and stay warm?” - Marcus Aurelius
Favorite Running Memory
Racing for the win in the non-elite field at the 2023 Boston Marathon.