Tyler Pennel Takes Twin Cities
This past Sunday was the Twin Cities Marathon in Minnesota and ZAP Fitness Elite Runner, Tyler Pennel, secured his first US Title Win with a blazing time of 2:13:33!!
ZAP Fitness Foundation founded in 2001, is a non-profit training center for post-collegiate, Olympic hopeful distance runners. This past year Soleus was honored to join Reebok in supporting this outstanding group of runners as they reach their goals.
Pennel came to ZAP Fitness-Reebok as one of the most decorated athletes in Western State’s history. Pennel was a multiple time All American while in Gunnison and won the NCAA Division II 10,000m title in 2012. He has run 28:23 for 10,000m, 13:45.63 for 5,000m (2013 Raleigh Relays) and helped lead his team to the NCAA XC Title in 2011. In his first year as a ZAP-Reebok athlete Tyler turned in 3 top 10 performances at US Championship events. Tyler was 9th place at the Gate River Run 15k (44:17), 10th place at the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, and 7th place at the Peach Tree Road Race. He added his 4th top 10 finish of 2013 with his 3rd place finish at the inaugural US National Road Racing Championships, contested over 12k in Alexandria. In the fall of 2012 Tyler was 5th at the Manchester Road Race in 21:36. In January of 2014 Tyler qualified for his first US National Team. By virtue of his 4th place finish at the US Half Marathon Championships Tyler qualified for the World Half Marathon Team. His finishing time of 1:01:44 also places him #16 all time on the US list. (Bio courtesy of Zap).
Tyler after winning the 2014 Twin Cities Marathon with time of 2:13:33.
Tyler coming around the final curve, headed toward the finish line!
Tyler's official race kit compete with the Soleus Dash.