Athlete Bios

Charlie Sweeney

Men's Marathon

Qualifying Time: 2:13:41
Qualifying Race: California International Marathon

Charlie Sweeney
Date of Birth


Age on Race Day


Current Residence

Boulder, Colorado


Owings, Maryland

High School

Northern High School

Current Affiliation

Lost Boys Track Club


Global Support Team Lead at COROS Wearables

Marathon PB


Social Media
First Trials qualification


Number of attempts to qualify



Western Colorado University/University of Colorado Boulder

Career Highlights
9-times Division II All-American 13:36 5000m / 28:28 10000m / 63:31 Half Marathon
My one sibling (sister) Abby is a police officer. Dad (Sean Sweeney) is retired from working for the Food and Drug Administration as well as the US Anti-Doping Agency. He builds custom chopper motorcycles and is in a punk rock band. Mom (Mari-Ann) is a pharmacist at a locally-owned pharmacy and just started running this past year. They live in Owings, Maryland.
Greatest Accomplishment
Earning a scholarship to both undergraduate and graduate school after one year of college as a walk-on. This allowed my parents to use the money they saved for my college education to pay for the singular loan they took out as soon as I graduated with my Masters.
Interesting Story
I am working a full time job for COROS Wearables and am also an assistant coach for the University of Colorado Cross Country and Track teams.
Favorite Book

Running with the Buffaloes

Favorite Movie


Favorite TV Show/Series

Trailer Park Boys

Favorite Song

In Cold Blood- Baauer remix

Favorite Post-race Indulgence

Beer and burgers

Favorite Breakfast

Eggs Benedict and Pancakes

Favorite Motivational Quote
Feel the fear and do it anyway
Favorite Running Memory
My first All-American cross country win in 2018 in front of my family and high school coach