Tyler Pence

QT: 2:15:39

Residence: Springfield, IL

Hometown: Springfield, IL

College: University of Southern Indiana

Age on Race Day: 26

Qualifying Race: California International Marathon 2018

Marathon Best: 2:15:39

Social Handles: Instagram - @tylerjpence  Twitter - @T_pence3

Favorite inspirational quote: "Great things come from hard work and perseverance. No excuses." - Kobe Bryant

Favorite book: The Alchemist

Favorite post-race indulgence: Pizza and beer

Of Note: 

  • Head Cross Country and Track Coach at The University of Illinois, Springfield
  • Considers sticking with the sport after many injuries - stress fractures, knee surgeries, torn tendons - his #1 accomplishment
  • Coaching has been a major turning point in his running career. Being surrounded by young motivated athletes every day has pushed him to become better as a runner and as a person
  • 2-time NCAA Dll National Champion (5000m and 10,000m) and 9-time All-American
  • Says being named head coach is his favorite running memory
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