Athlete Bios

Colin Mickow

Men's Marathon

Qualifying Time: 2:14:27
Qualifying Race: 2023 Boston Marathon

Colin Mickow
Date of Birth


Age on Race Day


Current Residence

Oswego, IL


Princeton, IL

High School

Princeton High School

Current Affiliation

Second City Track Club


Financial Analyst at KeHE

Marathon PB


Social Media
First Trials qualification


Previous Trials


Number of attempts to qualify



Universtiy of Illinois

Career Highlights
6th, 2021 Bank of America Chicago Marathon; competed for U.S. in the 2022 World Athletics Marathon Championships; 2012 Drake Relays 10,000m champion
My entire immediate family attended the University of Illinois; my wife, Melissa, also ran for the University of Illinois. We have a son, Finn, who is almost. I have an identical twin brother, Hunter, who was an All-American in the 10,000m for the University of Illinois.
Interesting Story
I took 6 years off from competitive running after using up my NCAA eligibility in 2012. My first race back was in the fall of 2018 when I decided to run a half marathon that started less than a mile from where I lived. I was the victor! I qualified for my first U.S. Olympic Team Trials-Marathon in my debut at the distance in the 2019 Bank of America Chicago Marathon, with a 2:14:55. I made my first World Athletics Championships team in 2020, for the half marathon, although i ended up not going due to COVID. I then competed in the 2022 World Athletics Championships marathon.
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Favorite Song

Bodies - Drowning Pool

Favorite Post-race Indulgence

Skratch Labs Horchata Recovery Shake

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Favorite Running Memory
Winning the PrairieFest 5K with my son, Finn