Residence: Boulder, CO
Hometown: Liberty, MO
College: Truman State University
Age on Race Day: 35
Affiliation: New Balance
Qualifying Race: California International Marathon 2018
Marathon Best: 2:18:44
Social Handles: Instagram - @jasonfordesign
Favorite inspirational quote: "The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital."
Favorite movie: Stranger Than Fiction
Favorite vacation spot: Florence, Italy
- Creative Director, Sketchfolio
- Husband of Jenny Simpson, 2016 Olympic Bronze Medalist and 2011 IAAF World Champion at 1500m
- People ask all the time who would win in a mile race between them. They've often both raced the Fifth Avenue Mile; he used to run 4-5 seconds faster but in 2019 he barely edged her, 4:15.9 to 4:16.1. "She has all but run me down," he said. "My retirement from racing the mile is imminent"
- Favorite running memory is watching Jenny win silver at the 2017 World Championships in the 1500m
- He calls getting his OTQ "a dream come true"