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Nick Welch

Age 31

Events 3000m to marathon

Hometown Seattle, WA

College Tufts University

Strava Profile

Personal Bests

1500m 4:05.73

3000m 8:28.76

5000m 14:39.64

10000m 31:19.61

8k 25:30

12k 39:45

15k 49:52

Half Marathon 1:09:44

Marathon 2:29:11

3000m SC 9:27        

Career Highlights

Eugene Marathon, 1:09:44, 14th overall (2019)

Chicago Marathon, 2:29:11, 55th overall (2017)

Skagit Flats Half Marathon, 1st overall (2015, 2017)

San Francisco Half Marathon, 2nd overall (2017)

San Francisco State Distance Carnival 5k, 14:44 (2015)

Cinco de Mayo Half Marathon, 1st overall (2015)

Portland Track Festival, Seattle vs. Portland 5000m, 5th overall (2015)

Cutthroat Classic, 1st overall, course record holder (2013, 2014)

Fremont 5k, 1st overall (2015)

USATF Northwest XC Championships, 3rd overall (2014)

First Night 5k, Saratoga Springs, NY, 2nd overall (2014)

USATF New England Indoor Championships, 3000m, 8:28.76, 4th overall (2013)

Multiple-time NCAA Division III National Qualifier and NCAA Academic All American

Multiple-time All New England and All NESCAC performer

Work

Strategic Advisor, Seattle Office of Planning & Community Development, working on land use, housing, and development policy.

Volunteer Work

Lakeside School Cross Country Assistant Coach, 2013-2014

About

I started running with my dad, longtime CNW member Phil Welch, when I was 10 years old and shortly after with the Rain City Flyers youth track team. In high school, I helped my team qualify for the 3A State Championship and ran the 3,200m at the state meet the following spring. I ran cross country, indoor track, and outdoor track at Tufts University, where I ran competed twice at the national level in XC and track and later coached our distance program for three years during graduate school.

Since moving home to Seattle in 2013, I’ve continued to go after my college PRs and, in 2015, ran the second-fastest 5000m of my life. A glimmer of hope. I’ve raced five times at the USATF Club XC Nationals. After continuing to go after college PRs, I debuted in the marathon in 2017 and hope to challenge the 2:20 barrier over the next several years.

My wife Ana ran at Saratoga Springs High School and Tufts, where we met, and is an elementary school teacher in Seattle. We live in the U District.