Carrie chats with 4x USATF Champion Clayton Young! They talk all about the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, the pressure of running under 2:08:10 (the Olympic Standard), running 2:08:00 and getting that Standard, training and racing with Conner Mantz, the thoughts that he had during the race, the after party, his goals for the trials in Orlando, and so much more!
Recorded October 16, 2023
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Clayton Young, ASICS pro athlete, began his career at Brigham Young University. As a senior, he secured the NCAA 10,000 meter track title in 2019.
He has achieved remarkable success in road racing, winning four U.S. titles at 8k, 10k, 15k and 20k. He ran a breakthrough marathon performance in October 2023 where he clocked 2:08:00—the 7th fastest time by an American—and met the Olympic Standard.
Beyond running, Clayton enjoys “daddy-daughter-dates” with his two girls and evening walks with his wife, Ashley. He holds a master’s degree in mechanical engineering working part-time for Stryker.