Athlete Bios

Maya Weigel

Women's Marathon

Qualifying Time: 2:34:25
Qualifying Race: 2022 California International Marathon

Maya Weigel
Date of Birth


Age on Race Day


Current Residence

San Francisco, CA


Los Altos, CA

High School

Mountain View High

Current Affiliation

Peninsula Distance Club


Neuroscience PhD Student at Stanford

Marathon PB


Social Media
First Trials qualification


Previous Trials

2020, 10,000m track

Number of attempts to qualify



Pomona College

Career Highlights
2017 Div. III 5,000m Champion; 8-time Div. III All-American
I have a loving and supportive non-runner family and a loving and supportive runner boyfriend, all of whom will be there to cheer in Orlando.
Greatest Accomplishment
Qualifying for the Trials in my first marathon!
Interesting Story
I got into running in the 4th grade after a local elementary school event called the Junior Olympics. The long distance event was the 1,320 yards and my dad told me he'd give me a hundred bucks if I won. Almost 20 years later and I'm still waiting for him to pay up.
Favorite Movie

Thor Ragnorak

Favorite TV Show/Series

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Favorite Song

Anything Doja Cat

Favorite Post-race Indulgence

Chicken and waffles

Favorite Breakfast

Also chicken and waffles

Favorite Motivational Quote
"Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better." - Maya Angelou
Favorite Running Memory
Finishing a long run on a beautifully warm winter Bay Area day to the sweet sweet sound of an ice cream truck rolling up to the parking lot.