Danny Docherty

El Jefe Running
Saint Paul, MN Loyola University Chicago Minneapolis, MN

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Welcome! I'm thrilled to have you along on my journey and hope to do my best on the athletic stage to bring joy, inspiration and hope to the community that supports me.  "It is not good for man to be alone." And I couldn't agree more with this, as we all perform our best while in the presence and energy of a community.  Thank you for following along and I hope to connect with you soon!


2020 Results:

  • Houston Half Marathon | January 19, 2020 | RESULT: 1:06:15 (77th Overall)
  • Life Time Miami Half Marathon | February 9, 2020 | RESULT: 1:09:36 (6th Overall)
  • Olympic Trials Marathon - Atlanta, GA | February 29, 2020 | RESULT: 2:24:07 (88th Overall)


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High Country Running: Going the extra mile for Team Danny
Like Mother, Like Son: Olympic Trials Marathoners
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Danny Docherty

Born and raised in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota, Danny was an all-state standout while at Cretin-Derham Hall High School. After securing multiple conference and section titles, he moved southeast to join the Ramblers at Loyola University Chicago. Though he entered college specializing in middle distance events, Danny developed an acuity for the longer events and began to specialize in distances at 5000 meters and greater. He would graduate from Loyola Chicago with a degree, double-majoring in English and…

About Danny

  • Training group: El Jefe Running
  • Philanthropic involvement: Environmental sustainability, spiritual development, Brave Like Gabe, The Current, Mile in My Shoes, #frontlines, Feeding America, National Kidney Foundation, STM Free Store, Young Athletes Foundation, USATF Run Jump Throw, education, and youth fitness
  • Favorite TV show: Better Call Saul
  • Favorite movie: American Graffiti
  • Dream vacation: Scotland
  • Favorite place to compete: Along the North Shore of Lake Superior
  • Favorite holiday: Race Day
  • Warm up song: “White Lights” by Rural Alberta Advantage
  • I most enjoy competing against: Local rivals Ben Sathre and Tyler Jermann
  • After competition indulgence: Burger and shake
  • Highschool PR: 4:17 Mile, 9:20 2 Mile, 15:50 5k XC

I enjoy dabbling in a variety of activities off the track including writing, camping, and catching concerts.  I think it is important to have an outlet from "the grind" of everyday life.  When I take the time to do things I enjoy, I always find myself coming back refreshed and ready to take on the next challenge in life.  On the track, you can find me pushing workouts to get the most of myself and teammates.  On the contrast, my best races have come from being patient and letting the race come to me.  I think you have to find a blend of both to reach your potential.  I also enjoy finding small lessons to learn each day that apply to my life.  I find life is always the best teacher and gives you what you need at the right time.


Team Danny:

RT @tcmarathon: Docherty is through the 5K mark at 14:55. A reminder he won yesterday's TC 5K in a time of 15:07.