Athlete Bios

Sam Geha

Men's Marathon

Qualifying Time: 2:17:25
Qualifying Race: 2022 Grandma's Marathon

Sam Geha
Date of Birth


Age on Race Day


Current Residence

New York City, NY


Savannah, GA

Current Affiliation

Dashing Whippets Running Team


Business Strategy Analyst at Citi Global Wealth Investments

Marathon PB


Social Media
First Trials qualification


Number of attempts to qualify



Elon University

Career Highlights
Qualifying for the Trials at the 2022 Grandma's Marathon; finishing my first NYC Marathon in November 2022; running my half marathon PB of 1:04:27 at the 2020 Mortgage Network Half Marathon in Hardeeville, S.C.; breaking 2:20 in the marathon for the first time at the 2021 Strider BQ Marathon Invitational in Chesapeake, VA; my marathon debut and finishing 10th overall at the 2019 Philadelphia Marathon.
I live in New York with my wife, Sarah. I'm a triplet: my two brothers are Andrew and Jared. I also have an awesome younger sister, Maddie. Special shoutout to my parents Hilary and Oliver, and to Pieter, Anne, and Emma, my incredible father-, mother-, and sister-in-law!
Greatest Accomplishment
Getting married to Sarah in May 2023.
Interesting Story
Qualifying for the Trials came after the toughest marathon training cycle I'd ever experienced. I was working full-time in a new demanding job, studying to complete an MS in Applied Economics from Johns Hopkins University, battling recurring injuries and working with shorter mileage and fewer workouts over fewer weeks than I was used to. But I trusted the training nevertheless and it all paid off in the race of my life. My coach, Tomilyn Thornberry, and I worked harder than ever to yield nearly a 2-minute PR and qualify comfortably under the standard.
Favorite Book

The Undercover Economist

Favorite Movie


Favorite TV Show/Series

Mad Men

Favorite Song

If It Takes a Lifetime (Jason Isbell)

Favorite Post-race Indulgence

Bacon cheeseburger and a beer

Favorite Breakfast

A fresh everything bagel with just the right amount of cream cheese and lox.

Favorite Running Memory
Qualifying for the 2024 Olympic Trials!