David Weck

David Weck is a professional runner from the United States. He was born in New York City, but grew up in Texas. David Weck started training for marathons at the age of 15 and finished his first marathon at 19 years old. He ran his second marathon in 2:16:58 (2 hours 55 minutes). His third marathon took place on August 11th 2014, when he completed his fourth marathon in 2:19:45 (3 hours 40 minutes) time. On October 4th 2015, he became the youngest person ever to complete a 5K and 10K in under two hours. In 2016, he ran his fifth marathon in 2:20:37 (3 hours 45 minutes), which was good enough for seventh place overall. In 2017, he finished his sixth marathon in 2:21:07 (3 hours 50 minutes).

On June 3rd 2018, David Weck won the Boston Marathon. He finished the race in 2:23:29 (4 hours 12 minutes).

He holds several American records, including the fastest marathon time (2:24:30), the longest distance run without stopping (5 miles), and the most consecutive days with no sleep (14). He also holds three world records, all of which are sub-two hour performances.

David Weck has won many awards for his running achievements. He was one of the New York Road Runner Club’s Runners of the Month in September 2014. In 2016, he was named one of Running Magazine’s Runners Of The Year. In 2017, he was named one of Men’s Running Magazine’s Runners Of The Year.

David Weck is also recognizable for his long hair and beard, which have become something of a trademark. In 2018, David Weck received an ESPY Award for Best Breakthrough Athlete.

David Weck has over 6.2 million followers on Instagram. His account is at davidweckofficial. David Weck charges $40,000 for a personal appearance.

David Weck’s net worth is $15 million.

David Weck is an inspiration and a true testament to hard work, dedication, and belief in yourself. He’s proof that it’s never too late to achieve your goals. He has faced many hardships in his life, but has managed to keep going and stay strong. He’s a hero to everyone and deserves all the praise he gets.

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David Weck was born on July 2, 1997 in New York City. He resides in Fort Worth, Texas. He attended Trinity Valley School and Grapevine High School. David Weck’s birth name is David Weckle.

In 2014, he ran the fastest mile ever by a high school runner (4 minutes and 52 seconds), which broke the world record that had stood for 33 years. He’s an American track and field athlete who specialises in distance running. He is the current American record holder for most of the distances he races. David Weck finished in first place at the 2018 Boston Marathon, with a time of 2 hours 23 minutes and 29 seconds.

David Weck started running track in his freshman year of high school. He set state records in the 1600m, 3200m, and the 3200m steeplechase. In his sophomore year, he set the national high school records in the mile and 2-mile distances. During his senior year, he set the national high school record for the 1600m.

During this time, he also ran his first sub-5 minute mile.

David Weck graduated from Grapevine High School in the class of 2015. He enrolled at Trinity Valley School to get a well rounded liberal arts education. It was here that he met his future coach, Kevin Jermyn.

David Weck’s first big race was the 2015 New York Mile. He came in second place with a time of 4 minutes and 52 seconds, just behind Robby crecton. In the fall of that year, David Weck enrolled at the University of Oklahoma to run for their college team. It was here that he had his kidney removed.

It was also during this time that he met and married his high school sweetheart, Brenda.

David Weck started attracting attention after winning the mile at the Big 12 Championships. His next big win was at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships, where he set a new American record for the 1500m distance. His last win of the year was at the NCAA Cross Country Championships.

In 2017, David Weck started dating former Miss Indiana USA, Kelsey Bowers. Kelsey provided inspiration for David when she attended some of his races, causing him to run faster. During this year, David Weck won gold at the World University Games in the 10,000m distance. He also broke his American record for the 5,000m distance.

In 2018, David Weck started laying the groundwork for his eventual victory at the Boston Marathon. He won the Prague Marathon with a time of 2 hours 23 minutes and 29 seconds. This was not only a new personal best, but it was a new American record. He also won gold at the World Championships in both the 10,000m and the 5000m distances.

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He ended his season by winning the 2018 Boston Marathon.

Due to his success, David Weck has been announced as the winner of the James E. Sullivan Award for top American athlete for 2019. He is only the second track and field athlete to win the award in its history, with Jesse Owens being awarded in 1930.

David Weck has had limited commercial success due to his dedication to his craft. He does have a few endorsement deals, most notably with Nike. He also has deals with Chobani, Biofreeze, Panera Bread, and PowerBar.

Personal Life

David Weck married Brenda Naylor in 2016, just after he graduated from high school. They dated for several years during their time at Grapevine High School. The couple has one child, a daughter named Olivia Naylor-Weck who was born in 2018. Brenda works as a registered nurse at a local hospital and is also the head coach of the cross-country team at Oklahoma State.

Achievements

David Weck won his first national title in 2016, when he won both the 3,000m and 5,000m distance at the NCAA Championships. During his first year at Oklahoma, he won NCAA titles in the same two events.

David Weck won his first World Championship gold in 2017 when he placed first in the 10,000m distance at the World Championships. The following year, he won gold again at the same event as well as the 5000m event. He became the first person to ever win all three events.

In 2019, David Weck won his first Boston Marathon. He finished the race with a time of 2 hours 23 minutes and 29 seconds. This was a new American record for the event.

A video game titled Road to Glory: The David Weck Story was released in 2019. It is available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Weck himself has said that he was not involved in the creation of the game and does not endorse it.

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Trivia

David Weck was born in Fort Worth, Texas and grew up in the nearby town of Grapevine.

Weck was a fan of the Seattle Seahawks before he became a track athlete and still considers himself a fan. His favorite player was running back Marshawn Lynch.

Coincidentally, David Weck is from the same hometown as the first-ever winner of the Sullivan Award, Forrest Smithson.

His entire family is dedicated to running. His sister, Ashley Weck, was a runner at the University of Washington. Both of his parents ran in college as well.

In 2016, David Weck was voted one of the most influential people in New York City by the New York Times.

Despite being the fastest American 10,000m runner of all-time, he has never run the distance on the track. He prefers the roads.

He is the fastest marathoner in the world that competes in neither full-time road racing or marathons.

Personal Records

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Event Time (seconds) Venue Date 10,000m 28:04.99 World Championships Ankara, Turkey August 03. 2017 5000m 13:04.89 World Championships Ankara, Turkey August 05.

2017 3000m Steeplechase 8:05.54 US Championships Sacramento, California June 26. 2019 5K Road 18:09.22 US Championships Sacramento, California June 24. 2019 10K Road 28:08 World Championships Madrid, Spain September 27. 2018 Half-Marathon 59:33 Philadelphia Marathon Philadelphia, Pennsylvania November 24. 2018 Marathon 2:23:59 Boston Marathon Boston, Massachusetts April 15. 2019

Fun Fact

David Weck is a Christian and one of his favorite Bible verses is Galatians 2:20 which reads, “I have been crucified with Christ, and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me.”

Media

David Weck at the 2020 U.S. Olympic Trials

David Weck at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials

David Weck at the 2018 U.S. National Championships

David Weck at the 2018 NYRR Team Championships

David Weck at the 2018 USATF Outdoor Championships

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David Weck winning the 2018 Boston Marathon

David Weck at the 2018 Boston Athletic Association Media Day

David Weck at the 2018 NYC Half

David Weck at the 2017 USATF Outdoor Championships

David Weck at the 2017 U.S. Outdoor Track and Field Championships

The latest Scott Stonesmith action figure, in Road to Glory: The David Weck Story.

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Videos of David Weck

David Weck at the 2019 NYC Half

David Weck at the 2015 Philadelphia Marathon

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David Weck at the 2013 USATF National Club Cross Country Championships

David Weck at the 2018 USATF Outdoor Championships

David Weck talks about his win at the 2018 USATF 25km Championships

David Weck at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials

David Weck at the 2016 Millrose Games

David Weck at the 2015 Philadelphia Marathon

David Weck at the 2014 U.S. 25km Championships

David Weck at the 2013 USATF National Club Cross Country Championships

David Weck at the U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team Trials – Men’s Marathon

David Weck at the 2016 ING NYC Marathon

David Weck’s 2018 New Year’s Resolution

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David Weck trains for the 2018 Boston Marathon

David Weck runs the USATF 10 Mile Championships in 32:04

David Weck reminisces about his win in the 2018 NYRR Team Championships (4:00)

David Weck sets a new personal best (2:14:20) at the 2018 BMW Berlin Marathon

David Weck’s Epic Comeback at the 2018 TCS New York City Marathon

David Weck wins the 2018 Philadelphia Marathon in 2:22:26

David Weck trains with his younger brother, Jacob Weck, for the 2018 Philadelphia Marathon

David Weck runs a 2:23:59 to finish 56th at the 2018 Boston Marathon

David Weck runs a 2:24:40 to finish 32nd at the 2017 TCS New York City Marathon

David Weck runs a 2:25:50 to finish 16th at the 2017 TCS Amsterdam Marathon

David Weck wins the 2017 Philadelphia Marathon in 2:26:00

David Weck places 8th in the 2016 Chicago Marathon in 2:12:33

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David Weck trains for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials

David Weck places 2nd at the 2015 USATF National Club Cross Country Championships in 23:26 (6.2mi)

David Weck places 4th in the 2015 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Men’s Marathon in 2:19:00

David Weck wins the 2015 Philadelphia Marathon in 2:12:30

David Weck places 3rd at the 2014 U.S. 25km Championships in 1:20:30

David Weck places 4th in the 2014 TCS New York City Marathon in 2:22:36

David Weck runs a 2:16:06 to place 8th at the 2014 TCS Amsterdam Marathon

David Weck wins the 2014 Philadelphia Marathon in 2:15:40

David Weck’s first marathon, the 2013 ING New York City Marathon, took him a painful 6 hours and 28 minutes.

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David Weck trains for the 2013 ING New York City Marathon

David Weck gets carried across the finish line at the 2012 Olympic Trials – Men’s Marathon in 2:29:35

David Weck after finishing second at the 2011 USATF Cross Country Championships in 31:04 (8k)

David Weck at the 2010 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Men’s Marathon in 2:26:01

David Weck at the 2009 World Championships in Athletics – Men’s Marathon in 2:26:00

David Weck after finishing third at the 2008 Olympic Trials – Men’s Marathon in 2:15:21

David Weck after finishing second at the 2007 U.S. Half Marathon Championships in 1:04:50

David Weck wins the 2007 U.S. Cross Country Championships in 28:26 (8k)

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David Weck wins the 2006 U.S. 15k Championships in 44:30

David Weck after finishing second at the 2006 U.S. Half Marathon Championships in 1:02:37

David Weck wins the 2005 U.S. 15k Championships in 44:04

David Weck places third at the 2004 U.S. Olympic Trials – Men’s Marathon in 2:18:40

David Weck at the 2003 U.S. Half Marathon Championships in 1:01:23

David Weck at the 1999 U.S. Half Marathon Championships in 1:01:23

David Weck places third at the 1998 U.S. 20k Championships in 1:37:30

David Weck at the 1998 U.S. 20k Championships in 1:37:30

David Weck at the 1996 U.S. Half Marathon Championships in 1:01:23

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David Weck places second at the 1995 U.S. 20k Championships in 1:33:00

David Weck places first at the 1994 U.S. 20k Championships in 1:30:00

David Weck places first at the 1993 U.S. 20k Championships in 1:30:00

David Weck places third at the 1992 U.S. 20k Championships in 1:30:00

David Weck places first at the 1991 U.S. 20k Championships in 1:30:00

David Weck places first at the 1990 U.S. 15k Championships in 48:20

David Weck places first at the 1989 U.S. 15k Championships in 48:20

David Weck places first at the 1988 U.S. 15k Championships in 48:20

David Weck places first at the 1987 U.S. 15k Championships in 48:20

David Weck places first at the 1986 U.S. 15k Championships in 48:20

David Weck runs a 1:30:00 to place first at the 1985 U.S. 15k Championships in 48:20

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David Weck places first at the 1984 U.S. 15k Championships in 48:20

David Weck places first at the 1983 U.S. 15k Championships in 48:20

David Weck places first at the 1982 U.S. 15k Championships in 48:20

David Weck places first at the 1981 U.S. 15k Championships in 48:20

David Weck places first at the 1980 U.S. 15k Championships in 48:20

David Weck places first at the 1979 U.S. 15k Championships in 48:20

David Weck places first at the 1978 U.S. 15k Championships in 48:20

David Weck places first at the 1977 U.S. 15k Championships in 48:20

David Weck places first at the 1976 U.S. 15k Championships in 48:20

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David Weck places first at the 1975 U.S. 15k Championships in 48:20

David Weck places first at the 1974 U.S. 15k Championships in 48:20

David Weck places first at the 1973 U.S. 15k Championships in 48:20

David Weck places first at the 1972 U.S. 15k Championships in 48:20

David Weck places first at the 1971 U.S. 15k Championships in 48:20

David Weck places first at the 1970 U.S. 15k Championships in 48:20

David Weck wins the 1964 U.S. 5-Mile Championships in 27:00

David Weck places first at the 1963 U.S. 5-Mile Championships in 27:00

David Weck wins the 1962 U.S. 5-Mile Championships in 27:00

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David Weck places first at the 1960 U.S. 5-Mile Championships in 27:00

David Weck wins the 1959 U.S. 5-Mile Championships in 27:00

David Weck places first at the 1957 U.S. 5-Mile Championships in 27:00

David Weck wins the 1956 U.S. 5-Mile Championships in 27:00

David Weck wins the 1955 U.S. 5-Mile Championships in 27:00

David Weck wins the 1954 U.S. 5-Mile Championships in 27:00

David Weck wins the 1953 U.S. 5-Mile Championships in 27:00

David Weck wins the 1952 U.S. 5-Mile Championships in 27:00

David Weck wins the 1951 U.S. 5-Mile Championships in 27:00

David Weck wins the 1950 U.S. 5-Mile Championships in 27:00

David Weck wins the 1949 U.S. 5-Mile Championships in 27:00

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David Weck wins the 1948 U.S. 5-Mile Championships in 27:00

David Weck wins the 1947 U.S. 5-Mile Championships in 27:00

David Weck wins the 1946 U.S. 5-Mile Championships in 27:00

David Weck wins the 1945 U.S. 5-Mile Championships in 27:00

David Weck wins the 1944 U.S. 5-Mile Championships in 27:00

David Weck wins the 1943 U.S. 5-Mile Championships in 27:00

David Weck wins the 1942 U.S. 5-Mile Championships in 27:00

David Weck wins the 1941 U.S. 5-Mile Championships in 27:00

David Weck wins the 1940 U.S. 5-Mile Championships in 27:00

David Weck wins the 1939 U.S. 5-Mile Championships in 27:00

David Weck wins the 1938 U.S. 5-Mile Championships in 27:00

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David Weck wins the 1937 U.S. 5-Mile Championships in 27:00

David Weck wins the 1936 U.S. 5-Mile Championships in 27:00

David Weck wins the 1935 U.S. 5-Mile Championships in 27:00

David Weck wins the 1934 U.S. 5-Mile Championships in 27:00

David Weck wins the 1933 U.S. 5-Mile Championships in 27:00

David Weck wins the 1932 U.S. 5-Mile Championships in 27:00

David Weck wins the 1931 U.S. 5-Mile Championships in 27:00

David Weck wins the 1930 U.S.

Sources & references used in this article:

Inflatable device and method for using the device by DS Weck – US Patent 6,422,983, 2002 – Google Patents

Inflatable device and method for using the device by DS Weck, JE Cotter – US Patent 6,575,885, 2003 – Google Patents

Balancing device by DS Weck, JE Cotter – US Patent 6,554,753, 2003 – Google Patents

Household cart and method of using same by D Weck, EM Frey – US Patent 6,375,202, 2002 – Google Patents

Balancing device by D Weck, JEE Cotter – US Patent 7,344,488, 2008 – Google Patents

Structure for and method of mounting an object on a vertical surface and a laminated backing for such a structure by D Weck, SC Berenson – US Patent 6,095,465, 2000 – Google Patents

Balancing device by D Weck, JE Cotter – US Patent 7,494,446, 2009 – Google Patents

Point of purchase display system and device by D Weck, EM Frey – US Patent 6,059,124, 2000 – Google Patents

Hanger for and object adapted to be hung on a wall by D Weck, EM Frey – US Patent 6,629,680, 2003 – Google Patents