Athlete Bios

Will Loevner

Men's Marathon

Qualifying Time: 2:16:52
Qualifying Race: 2023 Philadelphia Marathon

Will Loevner
Date of Birth


Age on Race Day


Current Residence

Pittsburgh, PA


Pittsburgh, PA

High School

Winchester Thurston High School


Farm Manager at Goat Rodeo Farm & Dairy

Marathon PB


Social Media
First Trials qualification


Number of attempts to qualify



Penn State University

Career Highlights
Winner, 2023 Cleveland Marathon; 4th, 2023 Philadelphia Marathon; 3rd, 2022 24-Hour Mountain Bike World Championships; Winner, 2021 24-Hour Mountain Bike Championship of the Americas; 2nd, 2021 Unbound XL 350; completed the 3,400 mile Great Divide Mountain bike route in 2022, riding off road through the Rockies from Canada to Mexico
Girlfriend Emma Patterson,24, just completed her second half marathon, in 1:31; mom: India Loevner 66, former marathon runner and Boston qualifier; dad, Steve Loevner 66, cyclist. Siblings: Sally (31), Josh (29), Sam (33), Craig (33), Sara (30). Niece and nephews: Mata (4 months), Lucas (1), Jack (2). All are making the trip to watch me race at the Trials, along with more friends and family!
Greatest Accomplishment
The #1 accomplishment of my life has been chasing my goals no matter how big they seem, whether riding my bike thousands of miles or running 26.2 as fast as possible.
Interesting Story
After I stopped running my sophomore year of college I decided to focus on mountain biking. In the next 4 years I got second at Unbound XL 350, one of the biggest ultra gravel races in the world after breaking my hand at mile 200. I then won the 24 Hour Mountain Bike Championship of the Americas, and went on to get 3rd at the 24 Hour World Championship, completing 230 miles and 32,000 feet of climbing on rugged single track in the Italian Rivera. Three weeks later I rode my bike 3,400 miles from Canada to Mexico, off road through the Rockies. After this trip I won a 50K ultra running race after 2 weeks of training and got the running bug again! I went on to win the Cleveland Marathon and then ran 2:16 for 4th at the Philadelphia Marathon to qualify for the Olympic Trails after being out of the sport the previous 4 years.
Favorite Book

The Revenant

Favorite Movie


Favorite TV Show/Series

The Sopranos

Favorite Song

I don’t listen to music while I run

Favorite Post-race Indulgence

A nap

Favorite Breakfast


Favorite Motivational Quote
“My biggest fear is not crashing on a bike … It’s sitting in a chair at 90 and saying, ‘I wish I had done more.'” – Graeme Obree
Favorite Running Memory
My favorite running memory is placing 4th and qualifying for the Trials at the Philadelphia Marathon in front of my family.