Athlete Bios

Scott Nelson

Men's Marathon

Qualifying Time: 2:17:26
Qualifying Race: 2023 California International Marathon

Scott Nelson
Date of Birth


Age on Race Day


Current Residence

New York, NY


West Islip, NY

Current Affiliation

Front Runners New York


Financial Analyst - Evercore

Marathon PB


Social Media
First Trials qualification


Number of attempts to qualify



Amherst College

I'm engaged to Zachary Denny, who has been my partner for the last seven years and who expects to graduate from Harvard Business School in May 2024. My twin brother, Craig Nelson, is also an avid runner. We've run hundreds of races together since middle school. I also have twin sisters (two sets of twins in my family), Caitlin and Amanda, who are seven years older than my brother and me.
Interesting Story
I ran my first marathon in October 2023 at the 2023 Bank of America Chicago Marathon. I hadn't expected to be near the OTQ standard, but was thrilled to run sub-2:20 as a debut. My first real attempt at sub-2:18 was at CIM (right after running the 2023 TCS New York City Marathon), where I was lucky to run with a strong pack that helped me get under the standard.
Favorite Post-race Indulgence

A nice recovery swim!

Favorite Breakfast

Toast with peanut butter & banana

Favorite Running Memory
Running alongside my twin brother, Craig Nelson, at the 2023 TCS New York City Marathon. Experiencing the energy of New York with my running partner since Day 1 was a very special experience. I can't wait to re-live it some day soon.