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Tyler McCandless

QT: 2:12:28

Residence: Boulder, CO

Hometown: Northampton, PA

College: Penn State University

Age on Race Day: 33

Affiliation: Altra Running, Rabbit Running

Qualifying Race: California International Marathon 2017

Marathon Best: 2:12:28

Social Handles: Instagram/Twitter - @TrackTy

Favorite inspirational quote: "First with the head, then with the heart, that's how you win from the start"

Favorite movie: The Greatest Showman

Biggest accomplishment: Balancing career as a scientist with running at an elite level while making dinner with family every night a priority

Favorite post-race indulgence: Peanut butter M&Ms

Of Note: 

  • Machine learning scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research; affiliate assistant professor of meteorology at Penn State 
  • Wife is from Marietta/Kennesaw area; son, Levi, is 7 months old
  • Runner-up at 2017 USATF Marathon Championships
  • Competed in Kauai Marathon (2011-2013) or Half Marathon (2014-2019) and won nine straight years
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