Athlete Bios

Mick Iacofano

Men's Marathon

Qualifying Time: 2:11:48
Qualifying Race: 2022 Boston Marathon

Mick Iacofano
Date of Birth


Age on Race Day


Current Residence

Nederland ,CO


Cleveland, OH

High School

St. Vincent - St. Mary

Current Affiliation

The Track Club


E-Commerce at Tracksmith

Marathon PB


Social Media
First Trials qualification


Previous Trials

2020 (DNS - stress fracture)

Number of attempts to qualify



University of Kentucky

Career Highlights
Winner, 2017 Jacksonville Marathon 2017 (2:18:47 debut self-coached0; 8th - 2018 USATF Marathon Championships; 9th, 2019 USATF Half Marathon and 25K Championships; 7th, 2020 The Marathon Project; 17th, 2022 Boston Marathon
Son of Michael and Heather Iacofano; younger sister, Rachel. My father completed the 2017 Jacksonville Marathon with me and at the time and our combined times of 2:43 and 2:18 were the fastest parent/child. Since then, my sister has also raced her first marathon at Jacksonville, in 2023, to qualify for the 2025 Boston Marathon.
Interesting Story
After a college career filled with injury and disappointing performances, I surely thought my competitive running days were behind me. However, one of my good friends convinced me that I should at least try a marathon before walking away from the sport. So I coached myself to a 2:18 in my first marathon and quickly fell in love with the sport again. I went on to then PB in my second marathon by nearly 5 minutes in 2:13 and officially qualify for the 2020 Olympic Trials, but I got a severe stress fracture in my fibula and could not compete. Disheartened and burnt out with few options to race again, I wanted to step away for good from the sport this time. My coach at the time asked me if I would be interested in one last race - in which I surprised even myself with another 4-minute PB of 2:09 Over the past year, running has continued to test me. In 2022 I had my first DNF at Falmouth with a fever; I unknowingly had COVID. I continued to have issues staying conscious during and after runs for several months. Once I finally thought I was over the hump and training was going well in my build-up to Chicago 2023, I underwent an emergency appendectomy seven weeks out from the race. Having not raced for more than a year I decided to race with only five weeks of training. I have finally gotten a build where I could consistently stay healthy and build on my training, and I am looking forward to getting to race once again in peak form.
Favorite TV Show/Series

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia / Jujitsu Kaisen

Favorite Post-race Indulgence

Beer and Pizza

Favorite Breakfast

Steak and Eggs

Favorite Motivational Quote
"The race doesn't always go to the fastest or strongest, but to the one that thinks they can."
Favorite Running Memory
Winning the Ohio Div. II State Cross Country meet in 2012.