Tyler Underwood

QT: 2:18:22

Residence: Chula Vista, CA

Hometown: Ooltewah, TN

College: University of Tennessee at Knoxville

Age on Race Day: 32

Affiliation: Brooks

Qualifying Race: California International Marathon 2017

Marathon Best: 2:18:22

Social Handles: Instagram - @tunderface

Favorite inspirational quote: "To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift." - Steve Prefontaine

Favorite song to run to: Hard Love by NeedToBreathe

Go-to breakfast: Oatmeal with mixed berries, banana, walnuts, honey, and cinnamon. EVERY DAY.

Of Note: 

  • Residential Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker West
  • Played tennis and didn't run competitively in high school or college; ran first marathon in college, in 4:10
  • He and his wife, Kimberly, met at the Tijuana International Marathon and Half Marathon while both waiting several hours to collect their age-group prize money
  • Goal for a long time had been to run sub-2:45, and then at 2013 TCS New York City Marathon he ran 2:36, leading to huge mental and physical shift
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