Austin O'Brien

QT: 2:18:43

Residence: Waukee, IA

Hometown: Bettendorf, IA

College: Central College

Age on Race Day: 27

Affiliation: Tinman Track Club/Runablaze Iowa

Qualifying Race: CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathon 2019

Marathon Best: 2:18:43

Social Handles: Instagram/Twitter - @aob_33 

Favorite inspirational quote: "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit."

Favorite vacation spot: Hawaii 

Favorite movie: The Martian

Of Note: 

  • Learning and Development Consultant, Holmes Murphy and Associates
  • Met his wife, Callie, when they ran cross country and track in college
  • Found out during poor buildup to OTQ race that he was anemic and iron deficient due to food allergies; changed diet and rallied
  • Three-time NCAA Division III All-American and ran on 2014 NCAA Champion and record-setting distance medley relay team
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