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Ben Payne

QT: 2:18:01

Residence: Colorado Springs, CO

Hometown: Arvada, CO

College: Air Force Academy

Age on Race Day: 38

Affiliation: Brooks/U.S .Air Force/Colorado Springs Track Club Elite

Qualifying Race: Boston Marathon 2019

Marathon Best: 2:15:47

Social Handles: Instagram/Twitter - @benronpayne

Favorite inspirational quote: "Whatever you are, be a good one." - Abraham Lincoln

Favorite book: Unbroken

Favorite vacation spot: Anywhere with mountains!

Of Note: 

  • Pilot for Southwest Airlines and Colorado Air National Guard; during active duty with Air Force, deployments included Djibouti and Afghanistan 
  • Grew up as oldest of nine children; he and wife, Erin, have two: Palmer (2) and Bria (4 months)
  • His mom beat him in his first Bolder Boulder 10K when he was 11 (and still reminds him of it); he won the citizens race in 2015
  • 17th in 2016 Trials
  • Runner-up in a photo finish at 2015 AJC Peachtree Road Race
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