Photo: Paul Nelson


The Low Down

Patrick has twenty years of running experience and has been coaching endurance athletes for twelve years. He grew up in Southwestern PA and obtained a B.S. in Exercise Science while competing in Cross Country/Track and Field at Slippery Rock University. Patrick runs professionally for HOKA One One and GU Energy Labs.

In 2017, Patrick was honored with the USATF Ted Corbitt Ultrarunner of the Year award after stringing together a 3rd place finish at the IAU 100K World Championship and a 12th place finish at the prestigious Comrades Marathon in South Africa. That fall he debuted in the 100 mile distance at the Javelina Jundred with his first major win and setting a course record in 13:01.14.

Patrick went on to win three Javelina Jundred 100 mile endurance runs in a row in 2017, 2018, and 2019. Along the way, he won his first national championship at the 2019 USATF 100 Mile Trail Championships and set a new course record at Brazos Bend 100 in 12:21.43. Patrick competed in his first Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run in the summer of 2019, finishing in 8th overall with a time of 15:54.31 and followed up with a 19th place performance at the 2021 WSER.

Patrick has finished on the podium three times at the Ultravasan 90K in 2016-2018. In 2020, Patrick won the Yeti 100 Mile Endurance Run setting a new course record en route.

While 2022 had it’s challenges, he finished his 4th Javelina Hundred on the way to the coveted 5 year jacket. Thus far in 2023, Patrick set a new Course Record and new Georgia State record at the 100 mile/100K distance at Bronze Dragonfly Ultra in 14:17 and 8:28 respectively.

Patrick’s marks in the 50 mile (5:08), 100K (6:33), and 100 mile (12:21) distances all sit on the All-Time Top 10 north American Lists.

Patrick was inducted to the Slippery Rock University Athletic Hall of Fame in 2021. He lives in Savannah, GA with his wife Adrienne, their two dogs, and two cats.

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