STEVEN TYLER UNDERWOOD
Hometown: Chattanooga, TN
Background: I’ve been running since I was a kid, but took a long break in high school to pursue tennis. In college, I picked up running again just to stay in shape. I hopped in the local half-marathon and a month later ran my first full (very slowly). Since then, I’ve increased my efforts and decreased that time by over an hour and a half. I still expect to improve...
Racing Competitively Since: In 2010 I would have said I was racing competitively, but really, in 2013 I started training like I want to be competitive and started to actually compete.
5000 m: 14:56 (Aztec Invitational (track), 2016)
5K: 15:07 (Carlsbad 5000, 2015 and 2017)
10K: 31:16 (Scripps Ranch Old Pros 10K, 2016)
Half Marathon: 1:07:07 (Jacksonville Bank Half Marathon, 2016)
Marathon: 2:18:20 (California International Marathon / USATF Marathon Championship, 2017)
Highlights: 2020 US Olympic Trials Qualifier, 2016 San Diego USATF Bill Gookin Runner of the Year
The Fun Questions:
Favorite race: NYC Marathon
Favorite Workout: Lots and lots of 400s OR steady long run
Words to Live By: “To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.” -Steve Prefontaine
Why I Choose to Run for PRT: In order to get faster, I need the support of faster guys around me for motivations and inspiration.
What I Like to Do Besides Running: Eat, sleep, dance.