Athlete Bios

Adam Sjolund

Men's Marathon

Qualifying Time: 2:17:22
Qualifying Race: 2023 Bakline's McKirdy Micro Marathon

Adam Sjolund
Date of Birth


Age on Race Day


Current Residence

Flagstaff, AZ


Bonney Lake, WA

High School

Sumner High School

Current Affiliation

Verde Track Club


PhD Student at NAU

Marathon PB


Social Media
First Trials qualification


Number of attempts to qualify



University of Nevada, Reno

Career Highlights
I got to go to Saskatchewan for the 2023 NACAC Mountain & Trail Running Championships in 2023 and wear a USA kit.
Parents, Steve and Laurie, are avid runners; sister Emma competed for NAU collegiately and is the reason I started running. She was recruited to the local track team. I didn't but just tagged along.
Greatest Accomplishment
I kept a betta fish named Kevin in my locker during high school. He was eventually evicted but lived to be nearly five years old.
Interesting Story
I snuck into the elite corral at CIM in 2022 to run with the top athletes. I didn't bring any nutrition and only had three weeks to train for the race after the cross country season but still managed to hit the standard.
Favorite Book

Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Favorite Movie

Shawshank Redemption

Favorite TV Show/Series

Trailer Park Boys

Favorite Song

Girl Sports - Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers

Favorite Post-race Indulgence

Hitting the toilets

Favorite Breakfast

Chocolate Chex

Favorite Motivational Quote
"If you're gonna be stupid, you gotta be tough."
Favorite Running Memory
Winning the 2012 Sumner School District elementary school's 800m and 1,600m over long-time teammate Matthew Holme. They made up some rules to also give him a first place ribbon.