Carlos Trujillo

College – University of Oregon

Hometown – Colorado Springs, Colorado

Coach – Self

It has been a remarkable journey for Carlos Trujillo. From humble beginnings as an unrecruited high school athlete out of Middleton, Idaho, Carlos was a walk-on at the University of Oregon where he became the PAC-10 10,000 meter champion and a three-time All-American. He also was an integral member and point scorer for the Ducks national championship cross country team. As a professional, Carlos has competed in road events all over the world from Japan to Russia to the UK to Brazil and to Thailand (where in 2019 he had a podium finish in the Bansaen Marathon). Carlos has been chosen to represent both the United States and Guatemala on the international athletics stage. He competed in the marathon at the World Championships in Moscow (for the USA) and in London (for Guatemala). Carlos became an Olympian in 2016 and competed in the marathon for Guatemala at the XXXI Olympiad in Rio. Last year he represented Guatemala in the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, also in the marathon. Carlos has multiple track and road successes to his credit, including victories at the Rock ‘n Roll Seattle Half Marathon and the Eugene Marathon. He has personal bests of 1:03:19 in the half marathon and his PR of 2:14:21 in the marathon was set at the Chicago Marathon. Carlos lives and trains at altitude in Colorado Springs with his wife, Layna.