Alex Taylor

QT: 2:17:08

Residence: Lincoln, MA

Hometown: Woodbridge, MA

College: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Age on Race Day: 40

Affiliation: Boston Athletic Association

Qualifying Race: Grandma's Marathon 2019

Marathon Best: 2:17:08

Social handles: Instagram - Twitter - @alextaylor

Favorite inspirational quote: "Beware of all enterprises that require new clothes." - Henry David Thoreau

Go-to breakfast: Oatmeal pancakes

Favorite song to run to: 7th Chamber by Wu-Tang

Of Note: 

  • Principal Software Engineer at MathWorks, Natick, MA
  • He and wife, Amy Anthony, have two sons: Benjamin (4) and Jacob (10 months)
  • Quit running after his freshman year of high school and did not get back into it again until he was in graduate school, to help manage stress and stay fit
  • Motivated to start racing by watching Boston Marathon
  • Chased OTQ for over 10 years

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