“Running has provided me with an outstanding platform for personal development and growth.”
A consistent performer and adroit racer, Jeffrey Eggleston has transitioned from road race journeyman into one of the nation’s brightest marathoners. He has been a fixture on U.S. national teams, running at the 2011, 2013 and 2015 World Championships, as well as the 2011 Pan-American Games.
Few athletes could make claim to a more quixotic journey into marathoning élite than Eggleston. After a brief and lackluster collegiate running career at the University of Virginia, Jeffrey quickly emerged as a top 10 finisher on the U.S. road racing scene. In 2009, Eggleston, sponsorless at the time, took a gamble and moved himself to Flagstaff, AZ.
Under the tutelage of Dr. Jack Daniels, he turned his attention to the marathon and made a successful, albeit quiet start to his marathoning career in 2010: debuting in 2:14 and then finishing 2nd place at the U.S. Championships.
In 2011, Jeffrey made his presence widely known by winning the Pittsburgh Marathon in spectacular fashion. Brought in by race organizers as a pacemaker for 18 miles, he finished the assignment and proceeded to hammer away from the leaders to a commanding victory. A month later, he lowered his best to 2:13 and would go on to represent the U.S. at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu, South Korea.
Since 2012, Jeffrey has recorded more quality marks than any other US marathoner, ranging from 2:15 to his current PB of 2:10:52. Top honors include finishing 13th at the 2013 IAAF World Championships in Moscow, 8th position at the 118th Boston Marathon in 2:11:57, runner up and PB at the 2014 Gold Coast Airport Marathon, and more recently a victory at la Maratón de Lima. Despite his past enthusiasm for “serial racing” and independent spirit, Jeffrey maintains a high level of professionalism and integrity in his approach to the sport. At 32 years of age, there are still many miles to go in his fine career.
Jeffrey currently resides and trains in Boulder, Colorado.
- 10km 28:34
- 1/2 Marathon 1:02:41
- Marathon 2:10:52
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