Athlete Bios

Mason Frank

Men's Marathon

Qualifying Time: 2:17:57
Qualifying Race: 2022 Napa Valley Marathon

Mason Frank
Date of Birth


Age on Race Day


Current Residence

Aurora, CO


Adel, IA

High School

ADM High School

Current Affiliation

McKirdy Elite


Property Underwriter at Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Companies

Marathon PB


Social Media
First Trials qualification


Previous Trials

2016, 2020

Number of attempts to qualify



Iowa State University

Career Highlights
Winner, 2021 IMT Des Moines Half Marathon, 2022 Napa Valley Marathon and 2022 Lincoln Marathon.
My girlfriend and I have two dogs: Louie and Nala. They are pretty sweet. My nephew, Hudson DeGroote, is a very talented swimmer who will be competing for NC State this upcoming year.
Greatest Accomplishment
Qualifying for the Trials three times while working more than a full-time job; and navigating the complexities of training at a high level while setting my non-running career up for longevity.
Interesting Story
I ran one semester for UCCS my freshman year but then never competed after that at the college level. I ran with the Iowa State Running Club before graduating and became more serious about running. I've had three stress reactions/fractures including one in the sacrum. I was a teacher for years before eventually finding myself working as an underwriter but, in between those jobs, you could find me slinging mac and cheese from my good friend's food trucks in Denver.
Favorite Movie

The Grey

Favorite TV Show/Series

The Boys

Favorite Song

Heat Waves

Favorite Post-race Indulgence

A good red ale

Favorite Breakfast

Cream cheese on a blueberry bagel

Favorite Running Memory
Crossing the finish line at the 2022 Napa Valley Marathon, where I snuck under the qualifying time by three seconds. Those all came in the last mile!