Athlete Bios

Malcolm Richards

Men's Marathon

Qualifying Time: 2:16:15
Qualifying Race: 2022 Grandma's Marathon

Malcolm Richards
Date of Birth


Age on Race Day


Current Residence

Sacramento, CA


Minneapolis, MN

High School

Minneapolis South High School

Current Affiliation

West Valley Track Club


Teacher, Sierra Oaks K-8

Marathon PB


Social Media
First Trials qualification


Previous Trials

2012, 2016, 2020

Number of attempts to qualify



St. Olaf College

Career Highlights
Champions, 2023 USATF Club Cross Country 40+ Championship (individual and team); 4-time qualifier, U.S. Olympic Team Trials- Marathon; top-20 finish, 2016 Trials; 6th, 2017 USATF Marathon Championships; All-American, NCAA D III cross country.
My wife, Danielle Domenichelli, is Sacramento Running Association Sport Development Director and an accomplished runner! We have a son, Oliver (6 months old).
Greatest Accomplishment
I guess I would combine the three domains, and say that my goals are to be my best self as a husband, dad, teacher and runner; and if I can accomplish that I'll be happy!
Interesting Story
I suppose I would cite my longevity in the sport of running, and perseverance through some of life's challenges, including losing two brothers within the last six years. I have had my share of ups and downs, but feel proud of continuing to train at a high level while also being a new father, full-time teacher and 40+ years old!
Favorite Book

Where the Wild Things Are

Favorite Movie

I remember really liking The Usual Suspects and The Shawshank Redemption in my formative years.

Favorite TV Show/Series

The Wire and Flight of the Conchords

Favorite Song

I don't listen to music when I run

Favorite Post-race Indulgence

Doughnuts, especially an apple fritter

Favorite Breakfast

Pancakes or a breakfast burrito

Favorite Motivational Quote
"Keep going."
Favorite Running Memory
Winning our regional cross-country meet my senior year of college and sharing in that exultant moment with teammates.