Athlete Bios

Samuel Doud

Men's Marathon

Qualifying Time: 2:15:52
Qualifying Race: 2022 California International Marathon

Samuel Doud
Date of Birth


Age on Race Day


Current Residence

Washington, DC


Bloomington, IL

High School

Bloomington High School

Current Affiliation



Senior Manager at Accenture

Marathon PB


First Trials qualification


Number of attempts to qualify



American University

Career Highlights
I just missed the standard for 2020. Qualifying for these Trials is by far the biggest highlight of my career. My 8K cross country PR in college was 25:35; essentially the same pace as my marathon now. I had a real rough go of it at American University, running-wise. But I came out of that with making it to these Trials as THE goal.
I got married in October to Emma (Hecker) Doud (27). She runs too, and after a year of getting into long races she notched a 2:49. My brother, Nick Doud (23) is a 5th-year grad student at Illinois State University and runs for the track and cross country teams.
Greatest Accomplishment
It's hard to rank them, but using recency bias, getting a job with a major tech company that is going to move us across the country for a new adventure is considerable.
Favorite Book

Unix and Linux System Administration Handbook

Favorite Movie

Barbie was better than Oppenheimer

Favorite TV Show/Series

Nathan For You

Favorite Song

King of Oklahoma by Jason Isbell

Favorite Post-race Indulgence


Favorite Breakfast

S'mores Pop Tarts. S'mores is the most natural. Why would you even eat that red flavored

Favorite Motivational Quote
"The young man's name - Albert Einstein."
Favorite Running Memory
This is easy. Qualifying for the Trials with two of my teammates, within 20 seconds of each other. I don't know if I've ever been happier in my life - or at least had a bigger hit of dopamine.