Peyton Thomas

QT: 2:42:57

Residence: Wilmington, NC

Hometown: Roswell, GA

College: Baylor University

Age on Race Day: 24

Qualifying Race: California International Marathon 2019

Marathon Best: 2:42:57

Social Handles: Instagram - @ptcruisin22

Favorite inspirational quote: "Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant." - Robert Louis Stevenson

Favorite TV show: Benny & Joon

Favorite post-race indulgence: Pie!

Of Note: 

  • Ph.D. Student, Teaching Assistant and Research Assistant at University of North Carolina at Wilmington
  • Running has taught her how to get back up after she falls: in 2018 her college lab was heavily damaged in Hurricane Florence and her big field project was destroyed; with help she changed her project and got things going again
  • In high school and college, would occasionally black out while racing (including the an NCAA Regionals 10,000m); thought perhaps she wasn't mean for distance running; found supportive group after moving to Wilmington
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