Residence: Mammoth Lakes, CA
Hometown: Rock Springs, WY
Age on race day: 25

Best Qualifying Performance: 1:02:01 (USA Half Marathon Championships, 2010)
PRs: Half-Marathon, 1:02:01 (2010); Marathon, Debut
Olympic Trials Marathon History: Debut

Career Highlights:

3rd – 2011 USA Half Marathon Championships (Aramco Houston, 1:02:32)
2nd – 2010 USA Half Marathon Championships (Aramco Houston, 1:02:01 PR)
2nd – USA Cross Country Championships, 12K
35th – 2010 IAAF World Cross Country Championships
3rd – 2010 USA Track & Field Championships 10,000m
3rd – 2009 USA 10 Mile Championships

Additional Highlights:


8th – Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Half Marathon (1:04:57)
1st – Deseret News 10K
7th – USA 20K Championships


7th – USA 15K Championships
5th – USA 20K Championships
2nd – Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Half Marathon (1:03:31)
1st – Great Cow Harbor 10K
2nd – USA 20K Championships


4th – NCAA Championships 10,000m
11th – USA 20K Championships
2nd – Manchester Road Race
1st – Emerald Nuts Midnight Run, NYRR

Of Note:

Smyth has already had one Olympic experience: in 2002, when the Winter Games came to Salt Lake, he was in high school there at Judge Memorial Catholic. The school gave students two weeks to immerse themselves in the Games, and Smyth took one on biathlon, learning to cross country ski and shoot using a paintball gun. Got tickets to the gold medal round … Also benefited from the indoor track built around the ice at the Utah Olympic Oval … Older sister, Kathleen, earned a running scholarship to Boston College; in high school, her coach suggested Smyth try cross country to get fit for basketball season. He made cross country varsity wearing his basketball shorts … All-American at Notre Dame … Member of Mammoth Track Club, along with 2004 Olympic Silver Medalist Meb Keflezighi.