Nathaniel Orndorf

QT: 2:18:54

Residence: Akron, OH

Hometown: Bellefontaine, OH

College: Grand Valley State University

Age on Race Day: 25

Affiliation: Vertical Runner

Qualifying Race: CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathon 2019

Marathon Best: 2:18:51

Social Handles: Instagram/Twitter - @nateorndorf 

Favorite inspirational quote: "Am I a hero? I really can't say ... but, yes." -Michael Scott

Favorite TV show: The Office 

Favorite sports team: Akron RubberDucks

Favorite post-race indulgence: Whatever is on tap at the local brewery and pizza 

Of Note: 

  • PhD Student/Graduate Research Assistant at The University of Akron (Polymer Science); Research Assistant at NASA Glenn Research Center
  • Getting married in July; groomsman Alan Peterson is also running Trials
  • Has raced several ultras, including the 2018 JFK 50 Mile
  • Won 2019 First Energy Akron Half Marathon, which finished in stadium of his favorite team
  • After graduating college in 2017, quit his summer job and lived in a scavenged tent outside of Yosemite National Park for a month
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