Tyler Pennel

Professional Runner for ZAP Fitness/Reebok
Golden, CO Western State College Blowing Rock, NC

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On A Cool Day, Kiplagat Breaks Course Record At Litchfield Hills Road Race
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On A Cool Day, Kiplagat Breaks Course Record At Litchfield Hills Road Race
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Peter Rea, Coach of Reebok ZAP Fitness speaks about Tyler Pennel, Nicole DiMercurio and Joanna Thompson racing well in Boston's brutal conditions

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Tyler Pennel

Born and raised in Golden, CO, Tyler attended Golden High School prior to Western State College, where he earned degrees in History and Sociology, minoring in Political Science. While competing for the Mountaineers, Tyler left his mark on the university, taking home 11 All-American honors, in addition to an individual and team national title. Now running with ZAP Fitness, trading the mountains of Colorado for the mountains of North Carolina, Tyler is making his mark on distance racing, having had a…

About Tyler

  • Coach: Pete Rea
  • Agent: Ray Flynn
  • Training group: ZAP Fitness
  • Special skills: Tutoring and Public Speaking

"My introduction into running began right after my freshman year of high school. I committed myself to running a half marathon at the end of the summer. On the first day of summer I was supposed to go on a run with my dad and a friend that was running the race. Being a typical teenager I decided to sleep and start tomorrow. That trend continued for pretty much the rest of the summer. But in my defense, I did get out there a few times. By the race day, my dad and friend were confident that I was going to regret the fact that I ran about a total of 13 miles over the entire summer. Well, it turned out that I had a knack for this running thing, and I ended up beating both of them. But the next day they did have their vengeance as I could hardly walk. So maybe my dad and friend had the last laugh."

Tyler Pennel After 5th Place at 2016 Olympic Marathon Trials

RT @FloTrack: After 8 track titles, Alicja Konieczek hope to win her first XC individual and team Championships on Saturday. #D2XC https://

RT @WCUMountaineers: Don't forget the NCAA DII Cross Country Championships watch party at Mountaineer Field House on Saturday morning!! As…