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Double Bridge Run 15k Champion

Member NameTyler McCandless
LocationBoulder, Colorado, United States
Age28
SexMale
Years Running10 
Max Distancemarathon 
Fastest Mile4:25 
Current Mile4:20 
Types of RunningRoad Runner
Track
 
Internet Profile Linkhttp://tylermccandless.com
Fitness StatementI am a professional distance runner, PhD student, and coach. I run professionally for Mizuno, Core Power, SIX Nutrition and PowerBar while living and training in beautiful Boulder, Colorado. My current goal is to earn my PhD before the 2016 Olympic Marathon trials and be a contender for the Olympic team.

I graduated with both BS and MS degrees in Meteorology from Penn State in the Spring of 2010. In September of 2012, I re-enrolled at Penn State with a position at the National Center for Atmospheric Research to earn my PhD through collaborative research between NCAR and PSU.

While I was at Penn State, I earned All-American Honors in the 10,000m run with a 12th place finish (5th American) at the NCAA D1 Championships in 2010. Since graduating college, I moved up the road races and specifically have trained and competed in marathons. I've won three marathons: 2x winner of the Kauai Marathon in Hawaii and also the winner of the Iwaki City Marathon in Japan. I ran my personal best marathon time of 2:17:09 at Grandma's Marathon in Minnesota and competed at the 2012 Olympic Marathon Trials. In July of 2011 I was awarded the Road Runners Club of America Roads Scholarship, which is an award to assist American post-collegiate runners who show great promise to develop into national and world-class distance running athletes.

In addition to competing at major road races, marathons, and US Championships, I'm the assistant Track and Cross Country Coach at Centaurus High School. In the fall of 2011, the Centaurus boys cross country team won their first state championship in school history while the girls tied their highest finish with a 4th place finish. I'm also the coach of a half dozen athletes around the country online in races ranging from the 5k to the marathon.

Check out my website, tylermccandless.com, twitter account (@TrackTy) to follow my training, race recaps, and other motivational posts. 
Quote“"First with the head, then with the heart, that's how you stay ahead from the start" -The Power of One” 
Running Achievements2:17:09 Marathon PR
2x Kauai Marathon Champion and Course Record Holder 2011, 2012
Iwaki City Marathon Champion 2012
Penn State All-American 10,000m (29:15 PR)
2012 Olympic Trials Competitor (50th place, one of the youngest qualifiers) 

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Tyler McCandless's Race Listing
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Upcoming Races

Date Event Name Location Distance    

Recent Races

Date Event Name Location Distance Race Time Place
7/4/14 AJC Peachtree Road Race  Atlanta, Georgia  10K  29:19 
3/29/14 Ukrop's Monument Ave 10k  Richmond, Virginia  10K  29:33 
2/23/14 Publix Gasparilla Half Marathon  Tampa, Fla  1/2 Marathon  01:05:50 
1/19/14 USA Half Marathon Championships  Houston, TX  1/2 Marathon  1:03:25  17 
12/14/13 USATF National Club X-Country Champ  Bend, Oregon  10K  32:17  25 

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Best Road Races Race Listing

Date Event Name Location Distance Time Age Grade Place
5/10/2014Fifth Third River Bank Run 25kGrand Rapids, MI 25k 1:17:52 0.00 7th Male
3/29/2014Ukrop's Monument Avenue 10KRichmond, Virginia 10K 29:33 90.86 2nd Male
2/23/2014Publix Gasparilla Half MarathonTampa, Florida Half Marathon 1:05:50 89.95 6th Male
7/14/2013Boilermaker 15kUtica, New York 15K 45:16 90.91 6th Male
6/30/2013Double Road Race Overland ParkOverland Park, Kansas DOUBLE ROAD RACE 45:15 90.94 Male Winner
4/7/2013Cherry Blossom Ten Mile RunWashington, DC 10 Miles 49:01 90.55 8th Male
2/18/2013Kaiser Permanente Great Aloha RunHonolulu, Hawaii 8.15 Miles 39:46 0.00 Male Winner
12/23/2012Pleasanton Double Road RacePleasanton, CA DOUBLE ROAD RACE 47:13 87.15 3rd Male
9/2/2012Kauai MarathonKoloa, Hawaii Marathon 2:23:53 86.82 Male Winner
9/4/2011Kauai MarathonKoloa, Hawaii Marathon 2:23:21 87.14 Male Winner
Double Racing

Double Road Race Results

NameEventRaceBib#TimePlacePointsPrize MoneyFull Results
Tyler McCandlessPleasanton 12/23/12Double Road Race4447:13344116.66results
Tyler McCandlessOverland Park 6/30/13Double Road Race31145:151791016.67results

 

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runnerHey everyone! Is anybody heading to Pensacola, Florida next weekend for the Double Bridge Run 15k? It certainly is different running 15k continuous rather than a 10k and 5k double like in Pleasanton, but I'm getting fitter and hoping to run faster than my time in Pleasanton!
Tyler McCandless 1/25/13 6:28 pm
runnerTwo bridges. Hmmmm. Now there's a new twist for a Double Road Race sometime in the future.
Richard Stiller 1/25/13 9:16 pm
runnerGood luck Tyler...you have been running well!
Bob Anderson 1/26/13 8:21 am
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runnerGlad to see you have signed up for our Ujena Fit Club. We are very excited to have you part of our Double race in Pleasanton Dec 23. It is going to be fun!!!
Bob Anderson 10/12/12 11:03 pm
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UjENA FIT Club Fit Log Entries (2014) 2012

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