Ben Payne

Hometown: Arvada, CO     High School: Faith Christian HS

College & Major: US Air Force Academy, BS in Aeronautical Engineering

Personal Bests:

  • Marathon: 2:21:01 (2011 Boston Marathon)
  • Half Marathon: 1:03:10 (2015 Gary Bjorklund Half Marathon (Grandma’s)-Duluth, MN)
  • 10k track: 28:50(Portland) 10k Road: 29:31 (Peachtree 2015)

Running Accomplishments:

  • 2016 Marathon Olympic Trials Qualifier
  • 24th place at 2011 Boston Marathon (2:21:01, 8th American)
  •  2015 Boulder Boulder Open Champion
  • 2004 USAF Academy Most Valuable Athlete, 4 x Conference Champion, 3 x school record holder

Other accomplishments: AF Special Operations Pilot (U-28); Masters Degree in Sports Management

Community Service: Air Force Wounded Warrior track coach;  Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Interesting Fact: #1 of 9 kids…and 1 tarantula

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