Andy Vernon will be making his marathon debut this November. He was originally planning to make his marathon debut in April at the Virgin Money London Marathon but had to withdraw due to a hamstring injury.
Previously, Vernon specialized in the 5000 meters and 10,000 meters on the track, along with cross country. He raced the 10,000 meters at the Rio 2016 Olympics, finishing 25th. During the span of his career, he has also competed at two Commonwealth Games, a World Indoor Championships and six World Cross Country Championships.
Following the 2018 Commonwealth Games, Vernon decided to shift his focus to the roads, and won the Manchester Half Marathon that year.
Vernon has raced once before in New York, winning the 2016 NYRR Midnight Run on New Year’s Eve with a four-mile time of 18:26.
- Date of Birth Jan 7, 1986
- Age 33
- Gender Male
- Country United Kingdom
- Residence Blackwater, United Kingdom
|2018||IAAF European Championships 10,000 meters||5th||28:16|
|2018||Manchester Half Marathon||1st||1:03:36|
|2014||IAAF European Championships 10,000 meters||2nd||28:08.66|
|2014||IAAF European Championships 5,000 meters||3rd||14:09.48|
|2013||European Cross Country Championships||3rd||29:35|
|2016||2016 NYRR Midnight Run||1||0:18:27|