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Jeffrey Eggleston
Jeffrey Eggleston BIB: #24

PRONUNCIATION: Jeff-rey Eg-gle-ston

BIRTHDATE: 1 October 1984

PERSONAL BEST: 2:12:03 (Chicago, 2012)

03Nov13 ING New York City Marathon 14th 2:16:35
17Aug13 Moscow IAAF World Championships Marathon 13th 2:14:23
07Oct12 Bank of America Chicago Marathon 16th 2:12:03
04Sep11 Daegu IAAF World Championships Marathon 39th 2:23:33

07Apr13 Paris Marathon 17th 2:14:57
03Jun12 San Diego Rock & Roll Marathon 8th 2:13:13
06May12 Pittsburgh Marathon 2nd 2:14:26
03Mar12 Woodlands Marathon 1st 2:15:42
30Oct11 Guadalajara Pan American Games Marathon DNF
18June11 Grandma’s Marathon 5th 2:13:12
15May11 Pittsburgh Marathon 1st 2:16:40
03Oct10 St. Paul Twin Cities Marathon 2nd 2:14:09
17Jan10 Tempe Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Marathon 6th 2:14:32

CAREER NOTES: Jeffrey Eggleston was the top American finisher at the 2013 IAAF World Championships Marathon in Moscow, where he placed 13th overall. Last year he also won the Chicago Half Marathon and finished first American at the B.A.A. Half Marathon in 1:03:41. In 2012 he won the San Francisco Half Marathon and the Woodlands Marathon in Texas, and was runner-up at the Pittsburgh Marathon. Additional highlights include winning the 2011 Pittsburgh Marathon and the Houston Half Marathon and finishing runner up at the 2010 U.S. Marathon Championships. Most recently he set a personal best of 1:03:00 at the Maragume Half Marathon.

PERSONAL NOTES: Eggleston says, “I have chosen to run the Boston Marathon, because I feel I can excel in its championship-style racing environment. The iconic course has proven historically to be very challenging, and there are no pacemakers. Both these facts, I believe, play to my personal strengths. I expect nothing less for myself than to run a tactically smart race to achieve the best result possible.” Eggleston started running cross country and track in high school and also played soccer, before specializing in running. He attended the University of Virginia and in 2007 graduated with a B.A. in English. After college he found success in road racing and now trains in Boulder. The 1964 Olympic gold medal sprint cyclist, Patrick Sercu of Belgium, is a relative on his mother’s side.

“Our act of running unifies us, and I believe that we must embrace this year’s Marathon with courage and the resolve to show the world how it brings so many people together peacefully.”