Noah Droddy USA

Noah Droddy ran his personal-best half marathon at the 2017 United Airlines NYC Half, clocking in at 1:01:48 to finish in seventh place. He was 16th at the race in 2018. His half-marathon personal best from 2016 – 1:04:18 – had been a four-minute improvement from his previous best and earned him an entry to the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials on the final day of qualifying.

Droddy became a fan favorite in the running community at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials thanks to his long hair, mustache, backwards hat, and sepia-tinted sunglasses that rocketed him to online stardom. While he placed last in the 10,000 meters, three months later he took second in a “life-changing” race at the USATF 10 Mile Championships in 47:28, just three seconds behind NCAA 10,000-meter record holder Sam Chelanga. He was then named one of the “10 interesting people of 2016” by the Indianapolis Star.

Droddy was raised in Indianapolis, IN and attended Depauw University; he now trains in Boulder, CO.

  • Date of Birth Sep 22, 1990
  • Age 29
  • Gender Male
  • Country USA
  • Residence Boulder, Colorado, USA


Career Highlights

Year Event Time Place
 2017 Bank of America Chicago Marathon 2:16:26 19th
 2017  United Airlines NYC Half 1:01:48 7th
 2016  USATF 10 Mile Championships 47:28 2nd
 2016  Portland Track Festival 10,000 meters            28:22.62 1st
 2016  Rock ’n Roll Arizona Half Marathon 1:04:18 7th


Year Event Place Time
2019 2019 United Airlines NYC Half 5 1:02:39
2018 2018 United Airlines NYC Half 16 1:05:00
2017 2017 United Airlines NYC Half 7 1:01:48

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