PRs: Half-Marathon: 1:04:49 (2000); Marathon: 2:15:32 (2003)
Born: March 10, 1971, Syracuse, N.Y.
Current Residence: Syracuse, N.Y.
High School: Cicero North (Syracuse) 90
College: Rochester Institute of Technology
Club: Team Fleet Feet Syracuse
Career Highlight: 2003 USA Marathon Championship runner-up
At the 2003 USA Mens Marathon Championship last February, Collins surprised the field with his national runner-up finish (and personal record) in 2:15:32 that qualified him for the World Championships in Parisin 2001, as part of the Fila Discovery USA program, Collins finished 6th at the City of Los Angeles Marathon (2:17:47)three-time U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials qualifier.
2003: USA Marathon Championship runner-up (2:15:32), a personal
record, in Birmingham, Ala.
2002: Won Valley of the Sun Marathon (2:17:31).
2001: 6th City of Los Angeles Marathon (2:17:47)#5 U.S. ranked by T&FN
2000: Long Beach Half-Marathon winner (1:04:49), personal record.
1996: 30th at 100th Boston Marathon (2:18:54) top American.
1995: 3rd Grandmas Marathon (2:17:37).