Jared Ward

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Jared Ward
Jared Ward Rio 2016.jpg
Ward at the 2016 Olympics
Personal information
NationalityAmerican
Born (1988-09-09) September 9, 1988 (age 31)
Layton, Utah, U.S.[1]
ResidenceProvo, Utah, U.S.[1]
Height5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight135 lb (61 kg)
Sport
Event(s)Mile, 5000 meters, 10,000 meters, marathon
College teamBYU
Turned pro2014
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)5000 meters: 13:34.74[2]
10,000 meters: 28:36.15[2]
Half marathon: 1:01:42[2]
Marathon: 2:09:25[2]

Jared Ward (born September 9, 1988) is an American long distance runner. He qualified for the 2016 Summer Olympics when he placed third in the marathon at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials.[3] He finished sixth at the 2016 Olympics.

Personal life[edit]

Ward has a master's degree in statistics from Brigham Young University (BYU), and teaches statistics at BYU as a member of the adjunct faculty.[4] He is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and took a two-year mission to Pittsburgh. Jared and his wife Erica have four children.[5] His sister Anna and her husband are also competitive runners.[1]

Running career[edit]

Collegiate[edit]

While in college, Ward ran for the BYU Cougars.[6][7] Ahead of the 2013 NCAA DI Cross Country Championships, Ward lost eligibility due to running a local fun run in a costume.[6]

Professional[edit]

Ward was the runner-up at the 2014 U.S. Marathon championships.[8] At the 2015 USATF 25 km Championships Ward finished 1st defeating Matt Llano, Christo Landry, Abdi Abdirahman, Augustus Maiyo, and Brett Gotcher.[9] At the 2015 USATF 20 km Championships Ward finished 1st defeating Dathan Ritzenhein, Luke Puskedra, Tyler Pennel, Abdi Abdirahman, and Fernando Cabada.[10] Ward is also the 2015 U.S. Marathon champion.[11] These three victories helped him secure the USATF Running Circuit title for 2015.[12]

On February 13, 2016 Ward finished third, behind Galen Rupp and Meb Keflezighi at the US Olympic Marathon Trials in Los Angeles, California, to secure a place on the 2016 US Olympic Team, finishing in 2:13:00 on a warm day.[3]

On August 21, 2016 Ward finished 6th, with Galen Rupp in 3rd and Meb Keflezighi in 33rd, at the Olympic Marathon in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, running a personal best time of 2:11:30 with the temperature in the 70s on a drizzly, humid morning.[13]

Competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing the  United States
2013 Chicago Marathon Chicago, Illinois 19th Marathon 2:16:17[14]
2014 Twin Cities Marathon Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota 2nd Marathon 2:14:00[15]
2015 USA Marathon Championships
Los Angeles Marathon
Los Angeles, California 3rd Marathon 2:12:56[16]
2016 US Olympic Trials Los Angeles, California 3rd Marathon 2:13:00
IAAF World Half Marathon Championships Cardiff 26th Half-Marathon 64:05[17]
Olympic Marathon Rio de Janeiro 6th Marathon 2:11:30
2017 New York City Half Marathon New York City 14th Half-Marathon 1:03:14 [18]
Boston Marathon Boston, Massachusetts 10th Marathon 2:15:28 [19]
Rock 'n' Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 5th Half-Marathon 1:04:43[20]
New York City Marathon New York City 12th Marathon 2:18:39
2018 Houston Half-Marathon Houston, Texas 16th Half-Marathon 1:02:10
2018 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships Valencia, Spain 83rd Half-Marathon 1:04:49 [21]
New York City Marathon New York City 6th Marathon 2:12:24
2019 Boston Marathon Boston, Massachusetts 8th Marathon 2:09:25 [22]
New York City Marathon New York City 6th Marathon 2:10:45

USA National Championships[edit]

Road[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
2015 USA Half Marathon Championships Houston, Texas 2nd Half marathon 1:01:42
USA Marathon Championships
Los Angeles Marathon
Los Angeles, California 1st Marathon 2:12:56[16]
USA 25 km Championships Grand Rapids, Michigan 1st 25 km 1:14:56[23]
USA 20 km Championships New Haven, Connecticut 1st 20 km 59:24[24]
2016 US Olympic Trials Los Angeles, California 3rd Marathon 2:13:00[25]
USA 25 km Championships Grand Rapids, Michigan 2nd 25 km 1:15:44[26]
2018 USA 15 km Championships
Gate River Run
Jacksonville, Florida 13th 15 km 46:18
USA 10 km Championships
Peachtree Road Race
Atlanta Georgia 18th 10 km 30:07

NCAA championships[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing BYU
2010 NCAA Cross Country Championships Terre Haute, Indiana 151st 31:35.5[27]
2011 NCAA Men's Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships Drake University 49th 10 km 29:56.95
NCAA Cross Country Championships Terre Haute, Indiana 58th 30:27.8[28]
2012 NCAA Men's Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships Drake University 5th 10 km 28:59.74
NCAA Cross Country Championships Louisville, Kentucky 14th 29:33.4[29]
2013 2013 NCAA Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships University of Arkansas 9th 5 km 13:54.04
IC4A / Eastern College Athletic Conference Princeton University 1st 5 km 13:59.56
NCAA Men's Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships University of Oregon 8th 10 km 29:51.59
NCAA Men's Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships University of Oregon 33rd 5 km 14:15.35
NCAA Cross Country Championships Terre Haute, Indiana 36th 30:43.6[30]
2014 2014 NCAA Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships University of New Mexico 4th 5 km 13:54.04
4th 3 km 8:13.73
2014 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships University of Oregon 10 km DNF

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Jared Ward. nbcolympics.com
  2. ^ a b c d All-Athletics. "Profile of Jared WARD".
  3. ^ a b 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Marathon/Results. usatf.org
  4. ^ "Ward, Jared | Department Of Statistics". statistics.byu.edu. Retrieved March 16, 2018.
  5. ^ "Jared Ward and a Mind Made for the Marathon". runnersworld.com. Retrieved January 17, 2018.
  6. ^ a b "NCAA runner loses year of eligibility for participating in costumed fun-run | For The Win". Ftw.usatoday.com. November 11, 2013. Retrieved November 15, 2015.
  7. ^ "Former BYU track star Jared Ward signs with Saucony | More". Sporting News. January 14, 2015. Retrieved November 15, 2015.
  8. ^ "LA Marathon notebook: Kenyans sweep; Ward wins U.S. title; Hall drops out – Endurance Blog – ESPN". Espn.go.com. March 15, 2015. Retrieved November 15, 2015.
  9. ^ "2015 USATF 25 km Championships – Official Website – info/results – 05/09/15". Usatf-25km-championships.runnerspace.com. May 9, 2015. Retrieved November 15, 2015.
  10. ^ "Jared Ward Times It Right For Close Win In New Haven Road Race – Hartford Courant". Courant.com. September 7, 2015. Retrieved November 15, 2015.
  11. ^ Doug Robinson (March 15, 2015). "BYU's Jared Ward wins U.S. marathon championship". Deseret News. Retrieved November 15, 2015.
  12. ^ "USA Track & Field – Huddle Dominates, Chelanga Wins Narrowly at .US National 12K". Usatf.org. Retrieved November 15, 2015.
  13. ^ Longman, Jere. "Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya Wins Marathon; Galen Rupp Takes Bronze". The New York Times. Retrieved August 21, 2016.
  14. ^ Jared Ward Takes Winding Road to U.S. Olympic Trials Retrieved March 3, 2016
  15. ^ [1]. Retrieved December 19, 2016
  16. ^ a b 2015 USA National Championships – marathon results. Retrieved March 3, 2016
  17. ^ 2016 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships. Retrieved March 29, 2016
  18. ^ United Airlines NYC Half. "2017 New York City Half Marathon results". New York City Half Marathon. Retrieved October 27, 2017.
  19. ^ "Jared Ward Athlete profile Association of Road Racing Statisticians". Association of Road Racing Statisticians. Retrieved January 17, 2018.
  20. ^ Rock 'n' Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon. "2017 Rock 'n' Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon Jared Ward results". Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series. Retrieved October 27, 2017.
  21. ^ "Team USATF competes at 2018 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships". USATFusatf.org. Retrieved August 17, 2018.
  22. ^ https://boston-iframe.r.mikatiming.net/2019/?pid=leaderboard
  23. ^ 2015 USA 25 km Championships results. Retrieved March 3, 2016
  24. ^ USA 20 km Championships results. Retrieved March 3, 2016
  25. ^ 2016 US Olympic Trials – marathon results. Retrieved March 3, 2016
  26. ^ "2016 USATF 25 km Championships results". runnerspace.com. Retrieved May 16, 2016.
  27. ^ 2010 NCAA Cross Country Championships. Track and Field News (November 22, 2010). Retrieved on March 3, 2016
  28. ^ 2011 NCAA Cross Country Championships. Track and Field News (November 21, 2011). Retrieved on March 3, 2016
  29. ^ 2012 NCAA Cross Country Championships. Track and Field News (November 17, 2012). Retrieved on March 3, 2016
  30. ^ 2013 NCAA Cross Country Championships. Track and Field News (November 23, 2013). Retrieved on March 3, 2016
  31. ^ 2010-2014 Jared Ward Brigham Young University results TFRRS. Retrieved on October 29, 2017

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