Athlete Bios

Evan Landes

Men's Marathon

Qualifying Time: 2:15:01
Qualifying Race: 2022 California International Marathon

Evan Landes
Date of Birth


Age on Race Day


Current Residence

Lawrence, KS


Mulvane, KS

High School

Mulvane High School


Orthopedic Physician Assistant, Stormont-Vail Health

Marathon PB


Social Media
First Trials qualification


Previous Trials


Number of attempts to qualify



University of Kansas

Career Highlights
11th, 2023 USATF Marathon Championships; Collegiate: 6-time All-Big 12; 2-time All-Midwest Regional Cross Country; 2015 NCAA Cross Country Championships qualifier; 4-time USTFCCCA Academic All-American.
Spouse, Caroline Landes, a speech pathologist; daughter, Heidi (7 months). Parents, Dale - a former high school track and cross country coach, and Renie Landes; sibling, Erika Landes. Dogs: Frankie (Treeing Walker coonhound) and Dani (hound mix). Cat- Zoey
Interesting Story
I qualified for my first Olympic Trials while in PA school and my second while working as a full-time PA. It’s not something I’d recommend but I’m glad I’ve continued running. There are lots of other examples of qualifiers who are working toward professional and personal goals and I think it’s a good reminder that there are lots of things in life worth pursuing.
Favorite Book

Fiction- The Southern Reach Trilogy; Nonfiction-Revolutionary Medicine

Favorite Movie

The Departed

Favorite TV Show/Series

The Office

Favorite Song

If I’m working out on the treadmill I’ll blast a lot of Arctic Monkeys

Favorite Post-race Indulgence


Favorite Breakfast

Savory-breakfast burrito; Sweet-waffles

Favorite Running Memory
Summer trips for high school cross country. Winning three state team cross country titles with those teammates who I’m still friends with today. Day-to-day training with teammates in high school and college and the relationships and memories you make there. Traveling to road races with friends under our unofficial club name, Hotdog Worldwide Athletic Club.