Tyler Andrews - Meet The Elites

Like many other athletes, I began running in high school; unlike most of my current competitors, I didn't find immediate success as a teenager. My progression has been slow and gradual from an unremarkable high school career to a mediocore college career to finally moving up in distance to the half- and full-marathon after graduating and finding some success.

After being signed by HOKA ONE ONE in 2014, I've been running professionally, specializing in longer road races. A focus on staying healthy and gradual increase in training from year to year under the supervision of my long-time coach and mentor has led to consistent improvement which helped me earn a World Championship silver medal, qualify for the Olympic Trials multiple times, and secure a spot on the top-20 list of US marathoners for 3 years running.

 

Why the Alexandria Turkey Trot: 

I'm running the Alexandria Turkey Trot for the second time because it's a local race (for me, an Arlington resident) that brings elite level competition to my back yard. With many friends both in and out of the running community, it's always exciting to race near home. Plus, the prize purse always brings out great competition to help athletes strive for a great result. This year, in particular, the timing of the event is perfect for me as Thanksgiving is 10 days out from my target marathon and I always try to race something shorter and faster in the week or two leading up to a longer race.

Race Results

  • 2016 50K World Championship Double Medal (Individual Silver, Team Gold, auto-qualified for 2017 Team) and Ranked #2 in the World
  • 2016 Olympic Marathon Trials qualifier
  • 2016 Hudson Mohawk Marathon Champion (and broke 22-year-old course record)
  • 2015 & 2017 Vermont City Marathon Champion
  • 2016 Mad City 50K Champion (auto-qualified for 2016 US Team and set course record)
  • 2016 Lake Biwa Marathon: Top American in 2'16'06
  • 2017 Rock N Roll Nashville Half Marathon Champion

PRs:

  • 5km: 14:12 (Guayaquil, Ecuador, 2016)
  • 10km: 29:48 (Lima, Peru, 2013)
  • Half-Marathon: 1:03:38 (Boston, MA, USA, 2015)
  • Marathon: 2:15:52 (Albany, NY, USA, 2016)
  • 50K: 2:56:01 (Madison, WI, USA, 2016)

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Matt Deters - Meet The Elites

Post date: 10/22/2017 - 8:25 am

Bethany Sachtleben - Meet The Elites

Post date: 10/05/2017 - 2:17 pm

Tyler Andrews - Meet The Elites

Post date: 10/02/2017 - 11:15 am

Scott Carpenter - Meet The Elites

Post date: 09/28/2017 - 1:50 pm

Meet Michael Wardian and Rosie

Post date: 11/19/2015 - 3:41 pm

Meet elite athlete Tyler Andrews

Post date: 11/19/2015 - 11:23 am

2015 Turkey Trot registration now open

Post date: 07/10/2015 - 11:26 am

Final Instructions Posted

Post date: 11/26/2014 - 12:10 pm

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