Ben Fletcher

QT: 2:16:48

Residence: Albuquerque, NM

Hometown: Santa Fe, NM

College: University of Pennsylvania

Age on Race Day: 33

Qualifying Race: California International Marathon 2018

Marathon Best: 2:16:48

Social Handles: Instagram - @ziarunner 

Favorite inspirational quote: “I Would Rather Be Ashes Than Dust! I Would Rather Be A Superb Meteor, Every Atom Of Me In Magnificent Glow, Than A Sleepy And Permanent Planet. The Proper Function Of Man Is To Live, Not To Exist. I Shall Not Waste My Days In Trying To Prolong Them. I Shall Use My Time.”- Jack London

Favorite vacation spot: Mexico 

Favorite book: The Old Man and the Sea 

Of Note: 

  • As a "solopreneur," Created One World Athletics, where he coaches and manages several elite runners from the UK and Kenya; heads Jackrabbit Race Productions, where he coaches runners of all ages and abilities while producing and timing endurance events; founded Adobe Strategies
  • Took part in a persistence hunting documentary called "A Fair Chase"
  • Since age of 17 has trained with Kenyan marathoners and in 2013 spent 4 months living in Kenya for a running training camp

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