Duriel Hardy

QT: 2:18:22

Residence: Philadelphia, PA

Hometown: West Chester, PA

College: Brown University

Age on Race Day: 31

Affiliation: PRTC

Qualifying Race: California International Marathon 2019

Marathon Best: 2:18:21 

Favorite inspirational quote: "The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful is the man who will win." - Roger Bannister

Favorite TV show: The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Go-to breakfast: French toast

Of Note: 

  • Pediatric Neurology Fellow/MD at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • 2010 Ivy League Champion Indoors at 5000m
  • Did most of his runs at 4 a.m. because of work schedule
  • Injury in March 2019 left him unable to run for 8 weeks; cross-trained but had to delay OTQ try until December -- his debut marathon
  • Draws inspiration from his patients
  • Got into running through his father, who was a top runner in high school and college. Dad wanted him to be a sprinter or middle distance runner.
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