Athlete Bios

Brendan Martin

Men's Marathon

Qualifying Time: 2:16:02
Qualifying Race: 2022 BMW Berlin Marathon

Brendan Martin
Date of Birth


Age on Race Day


Current Residence

Brooklyn, NY


Smithtown, NY

High School

Smithtown West High School

Current Affiliation

Empire Elite TC


Physical Therapist at Martin Physical Therapy

Marathon PB


Social Media
First Trials qualification


Previous Trials

2016, 2020

Number of attempts to qualify



Columbia University

Career Highlights
13th, 2012 Boston Marathon; 20th, 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Marathon; 2009 Ivy League Cross Country Team Champions
My wife is Aubrey Martin. My parents are Kathy and Bill Martin. My siblings are Christian, Maggie and Elizabeth. We have two dogs, Maisy and Hank.
Greatest Accomplishment
Marrying Aubrey Martin
Interesting Story
I paced the 2023 Cal International Marathon men's OTQ group, so I was excited to help quite a few men get the qualifying time on the last weekend of the qualifying window. I am proud of the four athletes I coach (men and women) who qualified for the Trials. I ran until 22 miles with my athlete Johnny Hogue (Brooklyn Track Club) as he qualified for his first Trials. I am equally proud of the hard-working women and men I work with who dreamed big and fell a bit short of their goal this time around. Their courage and hard work inspires me just as much as the qualifiers.
Favorite Movie

Recently I really enjoyed watching Napoleon Dynamite with my mom

Favorite Post-race Indulgence


Favorite Breakfast

Everything bagel

Favorite Motivational Quote
My friends, teammates, training partners and family are who motivate me.
Favorite Running Memory
My favorite running memories all center around racing and achieving something as part of a team. Whether we won the conference in cross country (Columbia, 2009) or I was working together with a training partner during a big race (finishing 20th and 21st with Ethan Shaw in the 2016 Trials) it's always far more rewarding to work together and accomplish things with the guys who I put in the work with. As a coach, I loved being at the finish line of the race and seeing my athletes Erin G (2022 Berlin,) Lily Anderson (2023 Berlin,) and Duriel and Johnny (2023 CIM) get under the OTQ time.