Athlete Bios

Tyler Pence

Men's Marathon

Qualifying Time: 2:16:44
Qualifying Race: 2023 Chevron Houston Marathon

Tyler Pence
Date of Birth


Age on Race Day


Current Residence

Springfield, IL


Springfield, IL

High School

Springfield High School


Firefighter, City of Springfield

Marathon PB


Social Media
First Trials qualification


Previous Trials


Number of attempts to qualify



University of Southern Indiana

Career Highlights
2-time NCAA DII National Champion, 5,000m and 10,000m; 9-time NCAA DII All-American
Girlfriend is Camryn Milling; daughter is Piper Pence. My parents are Mike and Nancy; my sisters are Megan Hejmej and Courtney Slattery
Greatest Accomplishment
Getting on to the Springfield Fire Department
Favorite Book

The Alchemist

Favorite Movie

Rocky IV

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Favorite Post-race Indulgence


Favorite Breakfast

Papos Breakfast Cali

Favorite Motivational Quote
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat. - Theodore Roosevelt
Favorite Running Memory
Going 1-2 at nationals with my college teammate, Johnny Guy