Athlete Bios

Kristoffer Mugrage

Men's Marathon

Qualifying Time: 2:15:19
Qualifying Race: 2022 California International Marathon

Kristoffer Mugrage
Date of Birth


Age on Race Day


Current Residence

Alamosa, CO


Seattle, WA

High School

Lakewood High School


Lecturer of Kinesiology at Adams State University

Marathon PB


Social Media
First Trials qualification


Number of attempts to qualify



Adams State University

Career Highlights
2-time winner of Columbus Marathon, 2021 and 2022. and 2023 runner-up; 2022 California International Marathon, 12th place.
Girlfriend works at Adams State University as well. My dad, Patrick Mugrage, is a wound care nurse at Providence Hospital in Everett, WA. My sister lives in Austin, TX, and my half-sister lives in Florida.
Greatest Accomplishment
My commitment to pursuing excellence in all areas of my life. Not just running and training. This is something I teach and try to be a good example for my students, especially in my sports psychology classes.
Interesting Story
I was pretty mediocre in college, never making it to nationals in cross country or track. I thought I was a 1500/5K guy but then I kept training after my eligibility expired and found that my body responds really well to high mileage. Since 2018, I have trained for the marathon, doing 120-140 miles a week and dropping my marathon time more than a minute every year. I debuted in 2:20:01 at CIM in 2018. Five years later I ran 2:15:19. I find I'm very consistent at the marathon, unlike many other people.
Favorite Book

Project Hail Mary

Favorite Movie

Shawshank Redemption

Favorite TV Show/Series

How I Met Your Mother

Favorite Song

Another Day in Paradise by Quinn XCII

Favorite Post-race Indulgence

Candy, something chocolately, something fruity

Favorite Breakfast


Favorite Motivational Quote
"Running, some might say is an absurd pastime in which to exhaust yourself. But if you can find meaning in the type of running you have to do to stay on this team, maybe you can find meaning in another absurd past time ... life." - Bill Bowerman (Movie: Without Limits)
Favorite Running Memory
My college teammates made me into the person I am today. Adams State was and is a special place.