Johnny Crain

QT: 2:15:46

Residence: Blowing Rock, NC

Hometown: Dunlap, IL

College: North Central College

Age on Race Day: 27

Affiliation: ON ZAP Endurance

Qualifying Race: California International Marathon 2017

Marathon Best: 2:15:46

Social Handles: Instagram/Twitter - @Jcrain27 

Favorite inspirational quote: "Better to cultivate discipline than to rely on motivation. Force yourself to do things. Force yourself to get up out of bed and practice. Force yourself to work. Motivation is fleeting and it’s easy to rely on because it requires no concentrated effort to get. Motivation comes to you, and you don’t have to chase after it. Discipline is reliable, motivation is fleeting. The question isn’t how to keep yourself motivated. It’s how to train yourself to work without it."

Go-to breakfast: Pre-Run: toast and PB. Post-run: French toast

Favorite book: Fahrenheit 451 

Of Note: 

  • 4-time Division III National Champion
  • Was the top American at 2018 Boilermaker 15K in Utica, NY
  • Won 2018 Elliptigo World Championships
  • Finished 53rd in 2016 Trials. Also ran 10,000m at 2016 Trials
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