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Daniel Tapia

Daniel Tapia

Event: Marathon
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PR: 10,000m – 29:51.37 (2013); Half Marathon – 1:04:23 (2011); Marathon – 2:14:30 (2013)
Born: 11/04/1986
Current Residence: Castroville, CA
Hometown: Castroville, Calif
High School: North County (Castroville, Calif.) H.S.
College: Hartnell College (Salinas, Calif.)
Coach: Chris Zepeda
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Club: SRA Elite
About
Danile Tapia, who ran his first career marathon in 2011, placed fourth at the Boston Marathon in a personal best time of 2:14:30. That time was good enough to achieve the world championships “A” standard and eventually a spot on Team USA in Moscow. A standout runner at Hartnell College, Tapia holds school records in both the 5,000m and 10,000m. An aspiring lawyer who took the bar exam earlier in 2013, the marathon at the Moscow World Championships will be the sixth career marathon for Tapia.
Results
2013:
4th at Miami Beach Half Marathon (1:08:34); 43rd at USA Half Marathon Championships (1:05:21); 4th at Boston Marathon (2:14:30)
2012: 5th at San Jose Rock N Role Half Marathon (1:05:44); 10th at Grand Rapids Fifth Third Bank Run 25 km (1:18:36); 24th at U.S. Olympic Team Trials Marathon (2:15:28); 1st at Sacramento International Marathon (2:16:29)
2011: 21st USA Half Marathon Championships (1:06:19); 5th at San Jose Rock N Roll Half Marathon (1:04:41); 6th at Las Vegas Rock N Roll Half Marathon (1:04:23); 7th at San Diego Rock N Roll Marathon (2:16:50)
2010: 1st at San Francisco Distance Carnival 5,000m (14:16.62); 22nd at Houston Half Marathon (1:05:57); 4th at San Jose Rock N Roll Half Marathon (1:06:46)
2009: 11th at San Jose Rock N Roll Half Marathon (1:07:12)
 
USA/World Rankings and Personal Bests
2013:
Road Racing bests -- Marathon, 2:14:30 (No. 13 in the USA)
2012: Road Racing bests – Half Marathon, 1:05:40; Marathon, 2:15:28
2011: Road Racing bests – Half Marathon, 1:04:23; Marathon, 2:16:50
2010: Road Racing bests – Half Marathon, 1:05:57
2009: Road Racing bests – Half Marathon, 1:07:12
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