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Matthew Blume

QT: 2:18:54

Residence: Chicago, IL

Hometown: Logansport, IN

College: Valparaiso University; MBA from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern

Age on Race Day: 38

Affiliation: Fleet Feet Chicago Racing Team

Qualifying Race: BMW Berlin Marathon 2017

Marathon Best: 2:18:54

Social handles: Instagram - @temple_of_blume Twitter - @mattrblume

Favorite inspirational quote: "When a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully." - Samuel Johnson

Favorite book: Breakfast of Champions- Vonnegut

Favorite post-race indulgence: A nice, hazy New England-style IPA

Most memorable running moment: Running through the Brandenburg Gate, seeing the finish line clock hit 2:18:00 and realizing that I was going to quality for 2020 Trials

Of Note: 

  • Wealth Manager and Partner at Pekin Hardy Strauss Wealth Management in Chicago
  • Was a walk-on at Valparaiso 
  • Daughter Alexandra will celebrate first birthday three days before the Trials
  • Top Illinois finisher in the 2014 Chicago Marathon (31st overall)
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