Athlete Bios

Frank Lara

Men's Marathon

Qualifying Time: 2:11:32
Qualifying Race: 2022 Chevron Houston Marathon

Frank Lara
Date of Birth


Age on Race Day


Current Residence

Westminster, CO


Houston, TX

High School

Houston Strake Jesuit College Preparatory

Current Affiliation

Altra Running


Technical Support at Strava

Marathon PB


Social Media
First Trials qualification


Previous Trials

2021 Eugene Marathon

Number of attempts to qualify



Furman University

Career Highlights
2020 USATF 15 km Champion; 11th, 2023 TCS London Marathon (top American); 6th, 2021 The Track Meet 10,000m (27:43.13 PB); 18th, 2021 Valencia Half Marathon (1:01:00, PB)
My fiancée is Lia Thompson. My sister, Nadia, has a PhD in chemistry, and my brother, Erick, is a senior on the cross country team at the U.S. Military Academy. My father, Frank, wrestled in high school and my mother, Diana, provided support during my training camp in Houston in the lead-up to the race.
Greatest Accomplishment
2013 Texas Cross Country State Champion.
Interesting Story
I started running in 5th grade when my elementary school crush signed up for the track team. While that relationship didn't work out (we remained friends), it was the start of my love for running.
Favorite Book

Ender's Game

Favorite TV Show/Series

One Piece

Favorite Motivational Quote
"Anything can happen to anyone. It's just random." - Nellie Bertram
Favorite Running Memory
Running my first marathon in my hometown, Houston, TX. This also happened to be the race that qualified me to run here at the 2024 Trials.