Julian Florez

QT: 2:16:12

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

Of Note: 

  • 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
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