Athlete Bios

Daniel Vassallo

Men's Marathon

Qualifying Time: 2:17:39
Qualifying Race: 2023 Bakline's McKirdy Micro Marathon

Daniel Vassallo
Date of Birth


Age on Race Day


Current Residence

Peabody, MA


Wilmington, MA

High School

Wilmington High School

Current Affiliation

Central Mass Striders


Corporate Controller, GraVoc Associates

Marathon PB


Social Media
First Trials qualification


Previous Trials

2016, 2020

Number of attempts to qualify



Colby College

Career Highlights
Winner, 2022 Baystate Marathon (course record, 2:19:45); 10th at 2018 Boston Marathon; 2-time winner of Maine Marathon (2007 and 2012), Philadelphia Marathon (2010 and 2014), and Manchester City Marathon (2014 and 2016); 1-time D III Nationals qualifier; former Colby College record0holder in 10,000m; State of Maine Meet 10,000m record holder (30:52, 2007).
My wife is Katrina, an All-American cross country runner at Colby (2009), 2:49 marathoner and 2023 Cape Cod Marathon champion. My Dad is John, an All-American soccer player and Westfield State College Hall of Famer. Mom is Jaimee, who thinks I'm elite even if the internet message boards disagree. Brother Mike ran track at Wilmington High. He threw up in practice so often it burned a hole in the track. Brother Kenny is the self-proclaimed best pickleball player in the state of Vermont.
Greatest Accomplishment
I'm proud of being able to stay in the game for as long as I have, all while maintaining a full-time job, a family and community involvement.
Interesting Story
Due to injury, I've done most of my training between my qualifier and the Trials on an elliptical machine.
Favorite Book

Running with the Buffaloes by Chris Lear; The Boat Rocker by Terrence Mann

Favorite Movie

Goodfellas, In Bruges

Favorite TV Show/Series

The Simpsons, The Sopranos

Favorite Song

Soul Survivor by Young Jeezy

Favorite Post-race Indulgence

A jumbo mint chip frappe and a pizza

Favorite Breakfast

Pop-Tarts and Gatorade

Favorite Motivational Quote
"No nuts, no glory. My biography, damn right, the true story." - Jay Jenkins
Favorite Running Memory
Crossing the finish line first at Philadelphia 10 years ago, having qualified for the Olympic Trials for the first time and knowing my life would never be the same.