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CJ Albertson: Professional Runner and World Record Holder

CJ Albertson giving a thumbs up during the Boston Marathon Photo by Brooks Running

CJ Albertson

Sport: Road Running (Marathon)

Location: Fresno, California

CJ Albertson was born and raised in Fresno, California and quickly fell in love with running when he joined his elementary school cross country team. His passion grew as he competed in national championships for Buchanan High school and earned a scholarship to Arizona State University- where he met his wife, Chelsey.

After obtaining his Masters Degree, Albertson moved back to Fresno to coach and teach at Clovis Community College. Shortly after starting his teaching/coaching career, CJ decided to train for his first marathon in Nov. 2018 and ended up qualifying for the Olympic Trials in that race. Since then, Albertson has joined Brooks Running, set 2 World Records, ran 2:11:18 marathon PR, placed Top 10 at the Boston Marathon and was 7th at the United States Olympic Trials.

Top Achievements:

  • 10th place at Boston 2021 Boston Marathon
  • 7th at 2020 US Olympic Trials in the Marathon
  • Indoor Marathon World Record Holder (2:17:59)
  • Marathon PR: 2:11:18
  • Previous 50k world record holder

3 words to describe CJ: Independent, experimental, analytical

Favorite food: Eggs

Fun Fact about CJ: He is a new dad

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