Athlete Bios

Spencer L Bossi-Johnson

Men's Marathon

Qualifying Time: 2:17:15
Qualifying Race: 2022 California International Marathon

Spencer L Bossi-Johnson
Date of Birth


Age on Race Day


Current Residence

San Diego, CA


Bristol, CT

High School

Bristol Central High School

Current Affiliation

Lane Zero Athletics Club


Senior Content Strategist at DEPT

Marathon PB


Social Media
First Trials qualification


Number of attempts to qualify



Marist College

Career Highlights
Winner, 2021 San Diego Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon; 11th, 2023 USATF Cross Country Championships on first-place team; qualified for USATF Junior Outdoor Track and Field Championships in the 10,000m; member of 2nd-place team at 2016 MAAC Cross Country Championships
I'm married to Lauren Bossi-Johnson. We grew up together, going to middle school and high school, and eventually moved to San Diego after college in 2018. I also have a twin brother, Connor Johnson; an older brother, Joe Johnson; and my parents, Ken Johnson and Elizabeth Lefrancois.
Greatest Accomplishment
My biggest accomplishment was 2022, when I got to marry my wife, Lauren, who is my #1 supporter for all of my personal, professional and running goals; traveled abroad for the first time, going to France and later racing in the BMW Berlin Marathon; and qualifying for the Trials at CIM with my teammate, Kellen Blumberg, where we ran nearly every mile together step-for-step.
Favorite Book

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

Favorite TV Show/Series


Favorite Song

Northern Attitude by Noah Kahan

Favorite Post-race Indulgence

Any vegan-baked good

Favorite Running Memory
Winning the 2023 USATF Club Cross Country Championships. When I first joined the team, we placed 32nd overall in 2019, and each year we continued to improve, finally taking home the gold in 2023. This was the first time a San Diego team won the title since 1976.