Zachary Ornelas

QT: 2:17:24

Residence: Plymouth, MI

Hometown: Plymouth, MI

College: University of Michigan

Age on Race Day: 28

Qualifying Race: California International Marathon 2018

Marathon Best: 2:17:24

Social Handles: Instagram - @zachornelas  Twitter - @mroruns

Favorite inspirational quote: "We can lay it on the line, bust a gut, show them a clean pair of heels. We can sprint the turn on a spring breeze and feel the winter leave our feet! We can, by God, let our demons loose and just wail on!" - John L. Parker Jr.

Favorite post-race indulgence: Sour Beer

Favorite vacation spot: Capetown, South Africa

Of Note: 

  • High School English Teacher at Divine Child High School
  • Coaches high school cross country and track
  • Has won two 50K U.S. Road Championships and one 50-Mile road USATF Championship; has represented Team USA in Trail World Championships and World Mountain Running Championships
  • Finished ninth in 2019 Two Oceans (56K) Marathon in South Africa; highest-placing American male ever
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