Michael Eaton

QT: 2:18:31

Residence: Seattle, WA

Hometown: Bowling Green, KY

College: University of Louisville

Age on Race Day: 32

Affiliation: Club Northwest

Qualifying Race: Chevron Houston Marathon 2020

Marathon Best: 2:18:31

Social Handles: Instagram - @bigcountryeaton 

Favorite inspirational quote: "My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken." - Pslam 62:1-2

Favorite book: The Art of the Commonplace - Wendell Berry

Favorite post-race indulgence: KFC and Mountain Dew 

Favorite movie: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Of Note: 

  • Assistant Sales and Community Manager, The Brooks Trailhead
  • Competed in 2012 and 2016 Trials; finished 57th in 2012
  • Represented U.S. at the 2012 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships and at World Junior Cross Country as senior in high school
  • Wife, Jessica, is a medical resident in UW Neurosurgery Department
  • Finished 3rd a few years ago in a 1500m race in front of 40,000 people in Malawi, where his wife was doing research and he caught on with a group of local runners. Experience there reignited love for running after a disappointing 2016 Trials.
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