Resides: Bend, OR
College: Trinity (Hartford, CT)
2:14:17 Marathon Debut
23rd place at 2012 Olympic Marathon Trials
Ryan Bak qualified for the 2012 Olympic Marathon Trials in his first attempt at the distance, running 2:14:17 at the 2011 California International Marathon. Over the past several years, he has achieved other personal bests of 3:43 (1500m), 7:49 (3k), and 13:35 (5k). He was an Olympic Trials Qualifier in the 5k in 2004 and 2008 and was a member of Team USA at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships in 2008.
Ryan is a native of Suffield, CT and attended Trinity College, where he was a 10-time NCAA Div 3 All-American and 3-time Champion. He currently lives in Bend, Oregon and is sponsored by Nike.