Residence: St. Paul, MN
Date of birth: 8/19/1992
Hometown: Naperville, Il
Occupation: Data Scientist/Graduate Student
College: Iowa State University
B.S. in Mathematics and Finance in 2015
2019 - Houston Marathon 9th
2018 - Twin Cities Marathon 5th
2018 - Olympic Marathon Trials Qualifier
2018 - Houston Marathon 7th
2017 - Grandma’s Marathon 10th
2017 - Pittsburgh Marathon 4th
2017 - USATF 50k Championships 1st
2016 - US Olympic Trials Marathon 36th
2016 - Pittsburgh Marathon 3rd
2016 - Grandma’s Marathon 10th
Tyler grew up in the Chicago suburb of Naperville where he ran cross country and track at Naperville Central High School. At the Illinois State Track meet he finished sixth and then seventh as a junior and senior in the 3200m. As a prep, he posted bests of 4:20 in the 1600 and 9:17 in the 3200.
His collegiate career in cross country and track was at Iowa State University where he was three-time Academic All-Big 12 First Team. He graduated in 2015 with degrees in mathematics and finance.
His first two years out of college as a professional runner, he trained at altitude in Flagstaff focusing on the half marathon and marathon distances. Tyler qualified for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon and finished 36th in Los Angeles. From 2015-2017 he ran eight marathons, achieving a best of 2:16:52 at Pittsburgh in May 2017. He also won the USATF 50k Championships in the spring of 2017. He has already qualified for the 2020 U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon with a time of 2:13:29 that he posted at Houston in January 2019.
Tyler joined Minnesota Distance Elite in August 2017.