Athlete Bios

Zach Herriott

Men's Marathon

Qualifying Time: 2:15:42
Qualifying Race: 2022 California International Marathon

Zach Herriott
Date of Birth


Age on Race Day


Current Residence

Washington, DC


Kansas City, KS

High School

Rockhurst High School

Current Affiliation

Bandit Running / Georgetown Running Club


Senior Delivery Manager at Yext Inc.

Marathon PB


Social Media
First Trials qualification


Number of attempts to qualify



University of Virginia

Career Highlights
16th, 2022 USATF Marathon Championships; 5th, 2023 Garry Bjorkland Half Marathon; 6th; 2023 USATF Club Cross Country Championships; UVA Record-holder, 10,000m (28:44); 2015-17 UVA Team Captain; 2017 NCAA Indoor Track All-American Indoor 5,000m.
Greatest Accomplishment
Qualifying for the 2024 US Olympic Team Trials - Marathon
Interesting Story
I quit running competitively after college in 2017. In 2020, after knee surgery and taking a few years off, I decided to get back in shape and see if I could take on the marathon. It took a long time and a lot of work, but eventually I got myself back in gear and aimed my sights at the 2024 Trials. By 2022 I was in good enough shape to qualify, and was able to get the standard early in the qualifying window after a failed first attempt. Getting myself back into competitive running shape again and hitting the standard while balancing the demands of my life and career was one of the most rewarding challenges of my life. I've really enjoyed my comeback tour and I'm excited for the Trials and beyond.
Favorite Book

Eleven Rings by Phil Jackson

Favorite Movie


Favorite TV Show/Series

Mad Men

Favorite Song

Dance With Me by Kevin de Vries

Favorite Post-race Indulgence

Scotch and a cigar, but only if I ran well

Favorite Breakfast

Bacon, egg, & cheese on everything bagel

Favorite Motivational Quote
"You're driving with the Driving Crooner, baby!"
Favorite Running Memory
Winning the 2010 Missouri High School Cross Country State Championship. The year before, I finished 26th and missed All-State by one spot. I was so disappointed, so I made it my goal to win state the following year. I trained as hard as I possibly could and achieved my goal. I learned so much about discipline and hard work during that time, and winning state gave me the confidence to keep setting my goals high for the rest of my running career.