Athlete Bios

Benjamin Schneiderman

Men's Marathon

Qualifying Time: 2:16:22
Qualifying Race: 2022 California International Marathon

Benjamin Schneiderman
Date of Birth


Age on Race Day


Current Residence

Lakewood, CO


Colorado Springs, CO

High School

Liberty High School

Current Affiliation

5280 Distance Project


Post Doctoral Researcher at Colorado School of Mines and startup co-founder

Marathon PB


First Trials qualification


Number of attempts to qualify



Colorado School of Mines

Career Highlights
Winner, 2023 Boulderthon Boulder Marathon, 2:22:37; 28th, 2022 Boston Marathon, 2:18:42; 23rd, 2022 California International Marathon, 2:16:22; 22nd, 2021 Chicago Marathon, 2:22:55. Scoring member of 2019 Colorado School of Mines NCAA DII national championship team.
Thankful to my parents and brother for always supporting me in my running endeavors.
Greatest Accomplishment
Getting a PhD in metallurgical engineering while training at a high level to qualify for the 2024 Trials.
Interesting Story
My running career improved substantially after being sidelined for almost a year in 2018 with a sacral stress fracture and chronic adductor tendinopathy. This forced me to rethink my training philosophy a little bit, which had long-term benefits.
Favorite Book

The Count of Monte Cristo

Favorite Movie

Toy Story

Favorite TV Show/Series


Favorite Post-race Indulgence

Chocolate milkshake

Favorite Breakfast

Greek yogurt

Favorite Motivational Quote
"Fear kills more dreams than failure ever will."
Favorite Running Memory
Anything with the Colorado School of Mines cross country team; especially the 2019 season when we won the DII championship.