Patrick Rizzo is one of the most decorated and versatile distance runners in the United States. In December 2017, he ran 2:17:27 at the U.S. Marathon Championship in Sacramento, California to become a four-time Olympic Trials qualifier in the marathon. Patrick has top 10 finishes at U.S. Championship distances for 8K, 20K, the half-marathon, and the marathon. He set his marathon personal best of 2:13:42 at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Houston in 2012, finishing 13th. Internationally, he has had top finishes in the London Marathon (11th), the Ohme 30K in Tokyo, Japan (3rd), and when representing Team USA at the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico, where he finished 8th. Patrick lives and trains at altitude in Colorado Springs, CO with his wife, Emily, and son, Judah.
Quote: “I’m really looking forward to finally getting a chance to run in Austin. I’ve been hearing friends and training partners rave about the experience for almost a decade and now it’s finally my turn!”