Athlete Bios

Sean O’Connor

Men's Marathon

Qualifying Time: 2:17:08
Qualifying Race: 2023 Grandma's Marathon

Sean O’Connor
Date of Birth


Age on Race Day


Current Residence

Salt Lake City, UT


Hobart, NY

High School

South Kortright Central School

Current Affiliation

Run Elite Program


Operations Research Analyst, Department of the Air Force

Marathon PB


Social Media
First Trials qualification


Previous Trials


Number of attempts to qualify



Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Career Highlights
Youngest male athlete running the 2020 Olympic Team Trials - Marathon (age 22)
I did almost all my easy mileage with my fiancé, Liz Lagoy, and our dog, Murphy. Liz was six seconds off the women's OTQ in 2022 and worked incredibly hard to shave off those seconds. Seeing all the hard work and dedication she put into going after the OTQ has been my motivation for this marathon build.
Greatest Accomplishment
Walking on to my D III college cross country team was a huge accomplishment that set the course for my adult life.
Favorite Movie

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

Favorite TV Show/Series


Favorite Song

Big Bootie Mix 23

Favorite Post-race Indulgence

Five Guys burger and shake, Coors

Favorite Breakfast

2 eggs, over easy. English muffin. Pancake. Bacon and sausage. Side of hash browns.

Favorite Motivational Quote
"If you ain't first, you're last." - Ricky Bobby
Favorite Running Memory
Joining Hartbeat TC after college, having a big group workout every Wednesday at the track, brining back the joy in running and pushing me to be better.