Athlete Bios

Nicolas Rodolfo Montanez

Men's Marathon

Qualifying Time: 2:09:55
Qualifying Race: 2022 Bank of America Chicago Marathon

Nicolas Rodolfo Montanez
Date of Birth


Age on Race Day


Current Residence

Mammoth Lakes, CA


Tucson, AZ

High School

St. Augustine Catholic high school

Current Affiliation

ASICS Mammoth Track Club

Marathon PB


First Trials qualification


Previous Trials


Number of attempts to qualify



Paradise Valley Community College; Brigham Young University

Career Highlights
2022 USATF 15K Champion; member of Team USA for 2023 World Athletics Championships in the marathon; 3rd, 2021 USAT Half Marathon Championships and 2021 USATF 20K Championships; 7th, 2021 Bank of America Chicago Marathon; 9th, 2016 NCAA Cross Country Championships, All-American for BYU
I have three younger brothers. Rene owns his own window cleaning/washing business and coaches youth flag football where he's won multiple national championships. Anthony played football and ran track in high school (Both Anthony and Rene still believe they can beat me in a 400m race) Anthony also has a beautiful family; I am very blessed to have lots of nieces and nephews. Ricky did cheer in high school and his team won the national championships; he coached cheer and is a great leader in the world of cheer. My mom Katherine ran track in high school and was a state champ in the hurdles My dad Frank was a great athlete excelling in basketball and now works in Fort Myers, FL
Greatest Accomplishment
Deciding to follow God and let Him lead my life
Interesting Story
I almost quit running in junior college because I wasn't improving in the direction that I wanted on the track. Little did I know that the marathon was going to become my main distance and that it would take years and an accumulation of miles and hard work to truly blossom for 26.2
Favorite Book

8 Rules of Love - Jay Shetty

Favorite Movie

Batman Begins

Favorite TV Show/Series


Favorite Song

MVP by Zach Diamond

Favorite Post-race Indulgence


Favorite Breakfast

Steak and eggs

Favorite Motivational Quote
"Fall down seven times stand up eight."
Favorite Running Memory
Winning state as a team in the 4x800 my freshman year. My best friends were on that team!