Athlete Bios

Emilio De La Torre

Men's Marathon

Qualifying Time: 2:17:32
Qualifying Race: 2023 California International Marathon

Emilio De La Torre
Date of Birth


Age on Race Day


Current Residence

Silver Lake, CA


South Pasadena, CA

High School

La Salle High School

Current Affiliation

Aztlan Athletics


Special Education Teacher

Marathon PB


Social Media
First Trials qualification


Number of attempts to qualify




I am a funckle to 6.
Greatest Accomplishment
I am a special education teacher at an all-special education school called Almansor Academy. After running track and cross country at UCLA, I took a 5-year break from racing and now I’m returning to it! Running helped me establish a strong foundation for my life and got me through difficult times. It has given me a lot, and I want to use it to give to the students of Almansor. I'm dedicated to raising money for curriculum development for Almansor’s learners. I'm using marathoning to do it. The donation link is in my Instagram BIO. I love my students, and school is their safe space. I want to do all I can to support them in reaching their full potential. They give me hope.
Interesting Story
I want to model for my students that when you weather the storms, the light at the end of the tunnel is worth it. Before CIM, one of my students told me, “Sometimes when I try hard things, I feel like giving up. Then I remind myself that my teacher Emilio is running 26 miles for us, and I realize that I can't give up.” I feel no stress or pressure in this sport because I already won.
Favorite Book


Favorite Movie

Peanut Butter Falcon

Favorite TV Show/Series

The Office

Favorite Song

Best Day Ever by Mac Miller

Favorite Post-race Indulgence


Favorite Breakfast


Favorite Motivational Quote
"When the going gets tough, the labor of our love will reward us soon enough."- Los Growlers
Favorite Running Memory
Making lifelong friends through running.