2013 Elite Runner Bios - Men - Full and Half Marathon

 


FULL MARATHON

1. PHILIP LAGAT, KENYA
Age: 32
Seed Time: 2:19:41

  • 2012 QCM champion in marathon debut, winning the closest race in history (4 second margin) at 2:19:41
  • 2012: QCM, 1st, 2:19:41; Columbus, 3rd, 2:22:28

3. DEMESSE TEFERA, ETHIOPIA
Age: 30
Seed Time: 2:19:45

  • 2012 QCM runner-up, losing by 4 seconds to Lagat - closest finish in history
  • 2012: QCM, 2nd, 2:19:45

5. KIPLANGAT TERER, KENYA
Age: 27
Seed Time: 2:17:37

  • 2013: Cleveland, 1st, 2:17:37

7. MARIO MACIAS, MEXICO
Age: 31
Seed Time: 2:18:48

  • 2013: Mercedes, 1st, 2:18:48; Carlsbad, 1st, 2:19:43; Lincoln, 1st, 2:21:17; St. Louis, 3rd, 2:21:59; Shamrock, 3rd, 2:22:18
  • 2012: CAL Int'l, 6th, 2:20:01; Lincoln, 1st, 2:21:56; Carlsbad, 1st, 2:22:24; QCM, 6th, 2:22:44; Wichita, 1st, 2:23:28 

9. ROBERT WAMBUA, KENYA
Age: 24
Seed Time: 2:17:45

  • 2013: Mississippi Blues, 2nd, 2:18:00; Snickers Energy Bar, 3rd, 2:24:14
  • 2012: Twin Cities, 8th, 2:17:45; QCM Half, 1st, 1:05:03 (CR)

11. JOHN EKULAN, KENYA (Masters)
Age: 41
Seed Time: 2:18:00

  • 2012: Quadalahara, 2:18:00

15. CYRUS METTO, KENYA
Age: 31
Seed Time: NA

17. JULIUS CHOGE, KENYA
Age: 35
Seed Time: 2:25:01

  • 2011: Montreal, 5th, 2:25:01

19. EDWARD TABUT, KENYA
Age: 30
Seed Time: 2:17:05

  • Finished 3rd last year at Quad Cities
  • 2013: Donna, 5th, 2:17:05; Mississippi Blues, 3rd, 2:18:07; Snickers Energy Bar, 1st; 2:21:05; Knoxville, 2nd, 2:25:09
  • 2012: QCM, 3rd, 2:20:28; Twin Cities, 19th, 2:24:07; Des Moines, 7th, 2:29:22

21. GIRMA BEDADA, ETHIOPIA
Age: 33
Seed Time: 2:16:07

  • 2013: Geneva, 2nd, 2:16:07

23. TARIKU BOKAN, ETHIOPIA
Age: 29
Seed Time: 2:15:20

  • 2013: Grandma's, 15th, 2:16:41
  • 2012: Pittsburgh, 4th, 2:15:20

25. MARK CHEPSES, KENYA
Age: 36
Seed Time: 2:19:45

  • 3rd at QCM in 2010
  • 2013: Little Rock, 1st, 2:19:45; Green Bay, 2nd, 2:20:42; St. Louis, 2nd, 2:20:49; Tallahassee, 2nd, 2:23:35
  • 2012: Des Moines, 3rd, 2:20:49; Philadelphia, 6th, 2:20:52; Lincoln, 2nd, 2:25:58; Little Rock, 1st, 2:29:42

27. TERESA BAYISA FEKENSA, ETHIOPIA
Age: 32
Seed Time: 1:09:29 (Half Marathon)

  • 2013: Finest City - San Diego Half, 13th, 1:09:29

29. BENJAMIN METTO, KENYA
Age: 38
Seed Time: 2:13:45

  • 2012: Grandma's, 4th, 2:13:45

31. ABRAHAM KIPROP RUTTO, KENYA
Age: 30
Seed Time: 2:14:32

  • Finished 4th at last year's QCM
  • 2013: Grandma's, 11th, 2:14:32; St. Louis, 4th, 2:23:37; Donna, 11th, 2:23:51
  • 2012: QCM, 4th, 2:21:14

33. CHAD SELLERS, JOHNSTON, IA
Age: 34
Seed Time: 1:09:54 (20k)

  • 2013: Dam to Dam 20k, 1:09:54

35. JARED ROTHLAUF, PALATINE, IL
Age: 27
Seed Time: 2:29:34

  • 2012: Carmel, 3rd, 2:29:34

37. SCOT MULLINS, TERRE HAUTE, IN
Age: 39
Seed Time: 1:08:25 (Half M.)

  • 2010: Evansville Half, 1:08:25

39. ANDREW JACOB, LINCOLN, NE
Age: 26
Seed Time: 1:13:21 (Half M.)

  • 2012: Sioux Falls Half, 1:13:21

41. JOHN PIGGOTT, WILLIAMSBURG, VA (Masters)
Age: 48
Seed Time: 2:37:26

  • Defending QCM Master's Champ (9th overall), running 2:43:30 in 2012
  • 2013: Tallahassee, 6th, 2:42:23; Little Rock, 13th, 2:48:20
  • 2012: Tallahassee, 4th, 2:37:26; Miami, 11th, 2:41:09; Little Rock, 5th, 2:41:11; City Oaks, 3rd, 2:41:22; Lower Potomac, 3rd, 2:42:45; QCM, 9th/1st masters, 2:43:30

43. JOHN NJOROGE, KENYA
Age: 29
Seed Time: 2:32:58

  • 2013: Lincoln, 5th, 2:32:58

 

 


 

HALF MARATHON

7001.DAN KREMSKE, WOODSTOCK, IL
Age: 24
Seed Time: 1:06:24

  • Former U of Illinois runner; Top returner in Ruhl & Ruhl Half - placed 2nd in 2012, time is 2nd fastest in QCM Half history
  • 2012: QCM Half, 2nd, 1:06:24

7003. BONIFACE BIWOTT, KENYA
Age: 27
Seed Time: 1:04:13

  • 2013: Woodlands Half, 1:04:13
  • 2008: VENCO Half, 1:02:02

7005. RICHARD KANDIE, KENYA
Age: 28
Seed Time: 1:05:58 (20k)

  • 2013: Dam to Dam 20k, 1:05:58

7007. EDWIN SOME, KENYA
Age: 22
Seed Time: NA

7009. FESTUS KIGEN, KENYA
Age: 28
Seed Time: 1:06:58

  • 2013: First Midwest Half, 1:11:39
  • 2012: QCM Half, 3rd, 1:06:58

7011. ELLY SANG, KENYA
Age: 22
Seed Time: 1:06:33

  • 2013 First Midwest Half, 1:06:33

7013. ROY WITTY, OAK PARK, IL
Age: 22
Seed Time: 1:14:46

  • 2010: Palos Half, 1:14:46

7015. MARCO ALFARO, OAK PARK, IL
Age: 26
Seed Time: 1:13:59

  • 2011: Memphis Half, 1:13:59

7017. ARTURS BAREIKIS, CRESTWOOD, IL
Age: 27
Seed Time: 1:08:40

  • 2012: St. Jude Half, 1st, 1:08:40; QCM Half, 8th, 1:12:29

7019. RONALD LAVAIRE, URBANA, IL
Age: 27
Seed Time: 1:11:50

  • 2012: Indianapolis Half, 1:11:50; QCM Half, 9th, 1:13:22

7021. MICHAEL RATHJE, LINCOLN, NE
Age: 23
Seed Time: 1:10:47

  • 2013: Lincoln Half, 1:10:47

7023. CHARLIE PAUL, LE CLAIRE, IA
Age: 24
Seed Time: 30:11 (10k)

  • Local standout
  • Ran 30:11 10k at Iowa State
  • 2013: QC Times Bix 7, 36:01

7025. BRETT STEPHENSON, CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (Masters)
Age: 42
Seed Time: 1:14:56

  • 2013: Bjorklund Half, 1:14:56

7027. MATT BARRETT, MONROE, WI
Age: 26
Seed Time: 1:09:28

  • 2013: Rockford Half, 3rd, 1:09:28

7029. BRAD THEYERL, FOND DU LAC, WI
Age: 34
Seed Time: 1:11:22

  • 2011: RNR Savannah, 7th, 1:11:22

7031. TYLER SULLIVAN, IOWA CITY, IA
Age: 25
Seed Time: 1:14:10

  • 2011: QCM Half, 1:14:10

7033. JEFF PAUL, LE CLAIRE, IA
Age: 33
Seed Time: 1:13:09

  • Pro triathlete
  • 2012: Drake Relays Half, 1:13:09

7035. PETE MATHIS, ORLAND PARK, IL (Masters)
Age: 42
Seed Time: 1:18:35

  • Chicago Half, 1:18:35