Carlos Trujillo

College – University of Oregon

Hometown – Weiser, Idaho

Coach – Self

It has been a remarkable journey for Carlos Trujillo. He has progressed from humble beginnings as an unrecruited high school athlete out of Middleton, Idaho, to the starting line of the XXXI Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Starting his collegiate career as a walk-on at the University of Oregon, Carlos became the PAC-10 10,000 meter champion and a three-time NCAA D1 All-American. He also was an integral member and point-scorer on the Ducks team that won the national NCAA Cross Country Championship. As a professional, Carlos has competed in road races in countries all over the world including Japan, Russia, England, Brazil, Guatemala, and Thailand (where he had a podium finish at the Bansaen Marathon).

Having dual citizenship, Carlos represented both the United States and Guatemala on the international athletics stage, competing in the marathon at the World Championships in Moscow (USA) and in London (Guatemala).  He made his Olympic debut for Guatemala in the marathon at the 2016 Games in Rio and competed in the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru. Carlos has multiple track and road successes to his credit, including victories at the Rock ‘n Roll Seattle Half Marathon, the Eugene Marathon in Oregon, and at the 2021 Atlanta Marathon. In 2022, Carlos ran 2:18:20 in the Chevron Houston Marathon to finish 22nd. He has a personal record of 1:03:19 in the half marathon and his marathon best of 2:14:21 was set at the Chicago Marathon.

After living and training for the past several years at altitude in Colorado Springs, Carlos has returned to his native Idaho where he resides with his wife, Layna, and their daughter.

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