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!

 

2022 Results/Upcoming:

Race # - Event - Distance - Type - Location - Date - Result (Place)
1 - St. Paul Winter Carnival - 10k - R - Saint Paul, MN - 1/30/22 - 32:16 (1st)
2 - USATF MN Indoor Meet #4 - 3k - I - Saint Paul, MN - 2/6/22 - 8:44 (1st)
3 - Snowshoe Open - 3k - I - Minneapolis, MN - 2/18/22 - 8:29 (3rd)
4 - SP1 5K - 5k - R - Saint Paul, MN - 2/25/22 - 16:14 (1st)
5 - The TEN - 10k - O - San Juan Capistrano, CA - 3/6/22 - 29:34 (16th)
6 - USATF MN Indoor Championships - 5k - I - Minneapolis, MN - 3/13/22 - 14:32 (1st)
7 - USATF MN Indoor Championships - 1 Mile - I - Minneapolis, MN - 3/13/22 - 4:23 (2nd)
8 - Shamrock Shuffle 8k - 8k - R - Chicago, IL - 3/20/22 - 23:54 (17th)
9 - The Speed Project - 279 Mile - Relay - Los Angeles, CA - 3/25/22 - 30 hours 49 minutes (3rd)
10 - Goldy's 10 Mile - 10 Mile - R - Minneapolis, MN - 4/3/22 - 49:05 (1st)
11 - Ron Daws 25k - 25k - R - Hopkins, MN - 4/9/22 - 1:19:12 (2nd)
12 - Silo District Half Marathon - HM - R - Waco, TX - 4/24/22 - 1:08:10 (DQ-wrong course)
13 - Get in Gear 10k - 10k - R - Minneapolis, MN - 4/30/22 - 30:39 (1st)
14 - Eau Claire 5k - 5k - R - Eau Claire, WI - 4/30/22 - 16:21 (1st)
15 - Eau Claire Half Marathon - HM - R - Eau Claire, WI - 5/1/22 - 1:10:28 (1st)
16 - Running of the Pigs 5k - 5k - R - Saint Paul, MN - 5/8/22 - 15.22 (1st)
17 - Brian Kraft 5k 5k R Minneapolis, MN 5/30/22 - 14.27 (1st)

18 - USATF MN Outdoor Track & Field Championships 5k 5k O Lakeville, MN 6/12/22 - 14.46 (1st)

19 - Grandma's Marathon M R Duluth, MN 6/18/22 2:17:07* (28th Overall) *U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon Qualifying Time
20 - Great American 5000 3105 Mile Team USA 6/18/22
21 - Brave Like Gabe 5k 5k R Saint Paul, MN 6/25/22
22 - Big Ten 10k 10k R Chicago, IL 7/10/22
23 - Park Point 5 Miler 5mi R Duluth, MN 7/14/22
24 - Main Street Mile 1mi R Hopkins, MN 7/17/22
25 - Twilight 5000 #1 Macalester 5k O Saint Paul, MN 7/27/22
26 - CHITOWN Miles 1mi O Chicago, IL 7/30/22
27 - Twilight 5000 #2 Hamline 5k O Saint Paul, MN 8/31/22

 

2021 Results:

 

Highlights:

3x Minnesota State Champion (Outdoor 5k, 10 Mile, 8k XC)

14 wins

#3 in MN Runner of the Year Standings

2x Unaided MN State Records for 31-year-olds

18th Overall at USATF Half Marathon Championships

 

  • Brian Kraft 5k - Mpls, MN | May 31, 2021 | RESULT: 14:52 (8th Overall)
  • USATF Minnesota Outdoor Track & Field Championships 5k - Lakeville, MN | June 20, 2021 | RESULT: 15:17 (1st Overall)
  • NYC Trials of Miles Night at the Track | July 9, 2021 | RESULT: 15:09 (6th Overall)
  • Take the Bridge - St. Paul, MN | July 15, 2021 | RESULT: 15:13 (1st Overall)
  • Main Street Mile - Hopkins, MN | July 18, 2021 | RESULT: 4:29 (9th Overall)
  • Urban Wildland 5k - Richfield, MN | July 30, 2021 | RESULT: 16:05 (1st Overall)
  • Tracksmith 5000m #1 - Mpls, MN | August 25, 2021 | RESULT: 14:23 (1st Overall)
  • Tracksmith 5000m #2 - St. Paul, MN | September 15, 2021 | RESULT: 14:20 (2nd Overall)
  • Vikings 5k - Eagan, MN | September 18, 2021 | RESULT: 15:14 (2nd Overall)
  • Brave Like Gabe 5k - St. Paul, MN | September 26, 2021 | RESULT: 14:48 (1st Overall)
  • TC 10k - St. Paul, MN | October 2, 2021 | RESULT: 31:57 (1st Overall)
  • TC 5k - St. Paul, MN | October 2, 2021 | RESULT: 15:07 (1st Overall)
  • TC 10 Mile - St. Paul, MN | October 3, 2021 | RESULT: 49:19 (1st Overall)
  • Long Lake 10 Mile - New Brighton, MN | October 17, 2021 | RESULT: 51:54 (1st Overall - MN Unaided Single Age Record for 31-year olds)
  • Tiberius Mile - New Brighton, MN | October 26, 2021 | RESULT: 4:25 (1st Overall - MN Unaided Single Age Record for 31-year olds)
  • Hixon 25k - LaCrosse, WI - October 31, 2021 | RESULT: 1:55:41 (1st Overall)
  • USATF MN Cross Country Championships 8k - Minnetrista, MN | November 7, 2021 | RESULT: 24:46 (1st Overall)
  • Corporate Classic 5k - New Orelean, LA | November 13, 2021 | RESULT: 14:36 (1st Overall)
  • Flanigan's Rockin Rib 10k - Davie, FL | November 21, 2021 | RESULT: 31:13 (8th Overall)
  • Drumstick Dash 10k - Mpls, MN | November 25, 2021 | RESULT: 30:29 (1st Overall)
  • USATF Half Marathon Championships - Hardeeville, SC | December 5, 2021 | RESULT: 1:04:26 (18th Overall)

 

 

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)
  • Marathon Project - Chandler, AZ | December 20, 2020 | RESULT: 2:18:45 (39th Overall)

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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.

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Recent interview with Voyage Minnesota Magazine: https://t.co/TRiKudMDo3