Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.’
5,000m – 13:20.25 (2012)
10,000m – 27:41.54 (2012)
Half Marathon – 1:01:38 (2014)
Marathon – 2:12:54 (2015)
FAVORITE HOKA: CLIFTON
I’m shocked by how lightweight it is while still providing so much cushion. It makes running on concrete feel like running on dirt!
Aaron began training with the team in the fall of 2016 and officially signed on in March of 2017. A native of Fort Collins, Colo., Braun attended Adams State University where he was a 9-time Division II National Champion. He and his wife Annika reside in Flagstaff with their daughters Makenzie and Myla.
Aaron is one of the most versatile professional US distance runners competing today. With PRs of 13:20.25 for 5,000m, 27:41.52 for 10,000m, 1:01:38 for the Half Marathon and 2:12:54 in the Marathon, he can compete at the highest level at just about every distance. In 2012 Braun finished 5th at the US Olympic Trials over 10,000m. In 2013 he won the .US 12k National Championships and two months later ran a breakthrough half marathon personal best of 1:01:38. In 2015 he ran 2:12:54 to finish as the top American at the Chevron Houston Marathon. Unfortunately, injuries prevented him from competing in the Olympic Trials Marathon in 2016. In the fall of 2016 he returned to racing with a win at the Big Sur Half Marathon. In his first race as an official member of the team he won the Credit Union Sactown 10 miler in April of 2017. His big comeback came in the fall of 2017 when he ran 2:13:41 at the Chicago Marathon where he was 12th overall and the 3rd American.
At Division II powerhouse Adams State University, Braun stood out as one of the schools most decorated champions. He was a 6-time individual/relay national title winner and was a part of three team titles.