Residence: Albuquerque, NM
Hometown: Hobbs, NM
College: Glendale Community College, Adams State University, University of New Mexico
Age on Race Day: 27
Qualifying Race: California International Marathon 2018
Marathon Best: 2:16:12
Social Handles: Instagram - @julianrayflorez
Favorite inspirational quote: "Why not you."
Favorite book: From Last to First - Charlie Spedding
Go-to breakfast: Green chile breakfast burrito
Favorite vacation spot: The mountains, with a campfire
- Artist, and a designer and buyer for a local running shop, Heart & Sole Sports
- As a 13-year-old, knew he wanted to be an artist and to represent the U.S. at an international level: "Each day I try to take a step closer to making that dream a reality"
- A walk-on NJCAA athlete, went on to become an All-American and team National Champion in cross country