I am a professional marathoner for PowerBar attempting to make the next Olympic Marathon team in Rio 2016. I began running competitively while at Fountain Valley High School in Southern California. Despite never making the California State Meet in either cross country or track, I earned a scholarship to run at California State University, Fullerton. After my college career I began racing more often on the roads, trying my hand at 10ks, half marathons, and eventually the marathon. I debuted in 2006 at the Chicago Marathon, where I ran 2:16:58 and qualified for my first Olympic Trials.
Ever since that day I have focused my career on racing marathons, with my main goal being to make an Olympic team. I have run 17 marathons in my career; my only victory was the 2013 US Championships. However, I have also finished Top-10 in 14 Marathons, including 4 at World Marathon Majors. My next race will be the Disneyland Star Wars Half Marathon on January 15th before I shift my focus to some Ultra races.
I currently live and train in Flagstaff, AZ with my wife, Carolyn, and our dog, Luna. I train with Team Run Flagstaff, a community organization in Flagstaff for which I am an assistant coach. Thank you for visiting my site feel free to send a message either on the Ask Nick or Contact pages if you have any questions or comments.
|1st Place||-||2013 US Marathon Championships||-||2:13:11|
|2nd Place||-||2011 Houston Marathon||-||2:11:30|
|3rd Place||-||2010 San Diego Marathon||-||2:11:48|
|7th Place||-||2014 Boston Marathon||-||2:11:47|
|8th Place||-||2009 NYC Marathon||-||2:13:46|
|8th Place||-||2012 US Olympic Marathon Trials||-||2:11:56|
|10th Place||-||2016 US Olympic Marathon Trials||-||2:16:25|
|10th Place||-||2014 NYC Marathon||-||2:15:42|
|10th Place||-||2008 Boston Marathon||-||2:16:13|
|2011 World Championships Marathon Team Member|
|Ranked as Top-10 US Marathoner each year from 2008 - 2014 and 2016|
|2010 Club Cross Country Team Champion Member|
|2011 Club Cross Country Team Champion Member|
|Marathon||-||2:11:30||-||Houston Marathon, 2011|
|30K||-||1:34:15||-||Ome Marathon, Japan, 2015|
|25K||-||1:15:18||-||US 25k Championships, 2010|
|Half Marathon||-||1:03:22||-||Houston Half Marathon, 2010|
|15K||-||44:51||-||US 15k Championships, 2010|
|12K||-||35:51||-||US 12k Championships, 2013|
|10000m||-||28:29.71||-||Stanford Cardinal Invitational, 2011|