Ben Payne

10k-Marathon

Hometown: Arvada, CO     High School: Faith Christian HS

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

Personal Bests:

  • Marathon: 2:15:46 (2016 NYC Marathon)
  • Half Marathon: 1:03:10 (3rd place, 2015 Gary Bjorklund Half Marathon, Duluth, MN)
  • 10k track: 28:36 (Portland) 5k track: 13:44 (Portland)

Running Accomplishments:

  • 9th Place, 2016 TCS NYC Marathon
  • 17th place, 2016 Marathon Olympic Trials (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 2015 Bolder Boulder 10k Open Champion

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

Community Service: Air Force Wounded Warrior track coach;  Springs Rescue Mission

Interesting Fact: Proud Colorado Native;  #1 of 9 kids…and 1 tarantula; C-21 Learjet Pilot – CO Air National Guard; 12 Year Active Duty USAF Officer

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