tyler mccandless


Favorite quote:  “First with the head, then with the heart, that’s how you stay ahead from the start” - Power of One


10000m road: 29:19 - 2014 USA 10K Championships (8th Place) at Peachtree Road Race

Half Marathon: 1:03:14 - 2015 Naples Half Marathon (3rd place)

Marathon: 2:12:28 - 2017 USA Marathon Championships (2nd place) at CIM


Fun facts:
  • PhD in Meteorology and a Certified Energy Risk Professional – balance a demanding corporate career with Olympic aspirations in the marathon and,
  • Most importantly, being the best husband to my wife Kristin that I can be.

Nickname:  In high school I was the kicker on the football team, so my high school friends still call me Kicker.  Now, I’m occasionally jokingly referred to my friends as my twitter name (TrackTy) or as tmac.  

Birthday:  October 14, 1986

Favorite movie:  "Supertroopers" and "Christmas Vacation".

Proudest accomplishment:  Finishing 2nd at the USA Marathon Championships in December 2017, qualifying me with the A standard for my 3rd Olympic Marathon Trials.

Goals for 2018:  Get faster first – focus on shorter distance races to improve speed with an ultimate goal of running a 1:02 half marathon this year, before trying to improve my marathon PR in the fall.

Favorite rabbit gear and why: TBD!! 

Social media:

Instagram: @TrackTy

Facebook: TrackTy is professional, Tyler McCandless is personal but I of course share running stuff too

Twitter: @TrackTy

Blog: working to get back up – goal to have that finalized by end of February