Athlete Bios

Matt Rand

Men's Marathon

Qualifying Time: 2:17:11
Qualifying Race: 2023 Bakline's McKirdy Micro Marathon

Matt Rand
Date of Birth


Age on Race Day


Current Residence

Portland, ME


Cape Elizabeth, ME

High School

Cape Elizabeth High School

Current Affiliation

Valor TC Portland


I run a small business - Rand Stoneworks

Marathon PB


Social Media
First Trials qualification


Previous Trials


Number of attempts to qualify



Tufts University

Career Highlights
2-time U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Marathon qualifier; 2019 USATF New York Distance Athlete of the Year; 3-time NCAA D III All-American
Wife, Heather, was an All-American pole vaulter at Tufts. We met on the track team and got married in 2018. Our son, Jacob, is 15 months old. My parents are Beth and Jeff. Both ran local road races when I was young and that's how I got into running. My mom completed one Boston Marathon. My dad is a good all-around athlete who played rugby in college. I have two younger sisters Lindsay and Natalie.
Greatest Accomplishment
Qualifying for two consecutive Olympic Trials is my greatest achievement in running. Right after college, I never would have believed I could make it to this level in the marathon. Watching the 2016 Trials on TV and reading some articles about the participants are what first put the idea of qualifying on my radar. I could tell how meaningful the race was for so many of the non-professional runners who had qualified. I knew I had a window where my professional and personal life would allow me to train at a high level, so I figured why not give it a shot. I didn’t tell anyone it was a goal back then because my PR was 2:32.
Interesting Story
I ate at Taco Bell 3-4 times per week during my 2020 OTQ cycle.
Favorite Book

Kingsbridge Series by Ken Follett

Favorite TV Show/Series

MTV The Challenge

Favorite Post-race Indulgence

Ice cream

Favorite Breakfast

Sugary cereal with whole milk