Matt Llano

Professional Distance Runner
Annapolis, MD University of Richmond Flagstaff, AZ

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Matt Llano

Born in Poughkeepsie, NY, Matt attended Broadneck H.S. in Annapolis, MD prior to the University of Richmond, where he earned degrees in Psychology, Latin American & Iberian Studies, and Theatre. As if earning three degrees was not enough, Matt was an All-American in the 10k on the track for the Spiders and led them to the NCAA Cross Country Championships in 2010, where the team finished 24th. Now running professionally, Matt continues his distance dominance. In January 2014, he ran…

About Matt

  • Coach: Ryan Hall
  • Agent: Josh Cox
  • Philanthropic involvement: LGBT Youth, Local youth programs
  • Training hurdles: Major hip problems, muscle tears, labral tear
  • Special skills: Personal Training, Tutoring, Coaching, and Public Speaking
  • Favorite foods: Fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies, New York-style pizza
  • Hobbies: Cooking, baking, hiking
  • Favorite TV show: Friends, Scandal, How to Get Away with Murder, Modern Family
  • Favorite movie: Anything in the horror genre
  • Dream vacation: St. Moritz
  • Favorite place to compete: Favorite place I have competed: Berlin, Germany
  • Favorite holiday: Christmas, hands-down
  • Warm up song: "The Way You Make Me Feel" by Michael Jackson
  • I most enjoy competing against: the runner I was yesterday
  • After competition indulgence: Fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies
  • Highschool PR: 800m - 2:00 1600m - 4:25 3200m - 9:44 5k (XC) - 16:00


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