Athlete Bios

James Quattlebaum

Men's Marathon

Qualifying Time: 1:02:56
Qualifying Race: 2023 Greenville Half Marathon

James Quattlebaum
Date of Birth


Age on Race Day


Current Residence

Greenville, SC


Greenville, SC

High School

Christ Church Episcopal School

Current Affiliation

Ciele Athletics

Marathon PB


Social Media
First Trials qualification


Previous Trials

2020 (marathon); 2021 (track, 3,000m steeplechase)

Number of attempts to qualify



Clemson University

Career Highlights
Qualified for U.S. Olympic Trials in marathon and track; sub-4 miler (Sir Walter Miler 2019); multiple-time All-ACC
My father is an attorney in Greenville, SC. I have two younger brothers who live in the area and a sister who is about to go to college next year. My mother has been a stay-at-home mom and has helped support all of us through the years with school and our athletic/other accomplishments. I have a girlfriend who teaches and a 1.5-year-old Bernedoodle we spend a lot of time with.
Greatest Accomplishment
The most special accomplishment for me was breaking 4 minutes in the mile. After college I was running alone, had a PR of 4:07 and I put in a lot of hard work and in one year was able to accomplish this goal. It was hard to be allowed in the races where I would be able to lay back and run a time to qualify but I finally got the opportunity at Sir Walter Miler in 2019. This was always a dream of mine growing up through high school.
Favorite Book

I like the Author Agatha Christie and works similar to her stories

Favorite TV Show/Series

The Office

Favorite Song

I do not listen to music when I run

Favorite Post-race Indulgence

Getting a large breakfast and coffee

Favorite Breakfast

A large breakfast after a long run: Eggs, Toast, Grits, Bacon, Pancakes ...

Favorite Running Memory
Breaking 4 minutes in the mile and also qualifying for the Trials in the steeplechase in 2021. Both of those nights were amazing and it meant a lot to share those moments with the people that supported me who were there or at home.