Reed Fischer

Hopkins, MN Drake University Boulder, CO

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Mile posts: Marathon Trials Q&A with former Drake runner Reed Fischer
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Reed Fischer finishes as top American male in Houston Half Marathon

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Reed Fischer

"I was an unremarkable high school runner, and ended up placing higher at NCAAs than I did at the Minnesota State Meet." From Minnetonka, MN, Reed attended Hopings High School. The first 5k he raced was over 23 minutes, but through hard-work, he has lowered his PR well under 14 minutes. Much of that progression took place in a Drake uniform. While competing for the Bulldogs, Reed would etch his name in the record books, setting the school records in the indoor 3k and the 5k indoors and outdoors. His love…

About Reed

  • Coach: Tom “Tinman” Schwartz
  • Training group: Tinman Elite
  • Philanthropic involvement: Colorado Mountain Club
  • Favorite foods: Cheeseburger with Fried Egg
  • Favorite TV show: Psych
  • Favorite movie: I Love You, Man
  • Favorite place to compete: Drake Relays Presented by Hy-Vee
  • Warm up song: Runaway - Kanye West
  • After competition indulgence: The Largest Milkshake Money Can Buy
  • Highschool PR: Frank Shorter once said, "How did I know you ran a 4:30 mile in high school? That's easy. Everyone ran a 4:30 mile in high school.” Well I ran a 4:29.63 mile in high school, so take that, Frank Shorter.
  • Training partner: Drew Hunter, Morgan Pearson
  • Fun Fact: I'm deathly afraid of Canada Geese. Must be the American in me.


Drake's Reed Fischer Winning the 5,000-meter And Setting New School Record

Cool realization: my slowest 5K split in Boston was 16:03, up the Newton Hills. My high school 5K PR as a senior in…

RT @tinmanelite: 2:10:54 ⚒ 16th overall, 5th American in @reedfisch’s 1st run at the Boston Marathon. This is Coach Hunter’s 2nd go at coa…