Isaac Updike

Birthday: March 21, 1992

Hometown: Ketchikan, AK

College: Eastern Oregon University

Personal Bests: 3k SC: 8:25, 5k: 13:49

Notable Accomplishments:

2016 Olympic Trials Finalist - 3000m SC

Favorite Shoe: HOKA ONE ONE® Arahi 2

Why NJNYTC? New Jersey New York Track Club has both a good steeplechase presence at the national level and a very strong team dynamic.

Greatest Strength: Not afraid to take the lead to push the pace during races

Greatest Weakness: Not confident in my kicking abilities

Favorite Gags Quote: “You can brush your teeth every day, you can run everyday”

Role Model: As cliche as it sounds, I gravitated towards Prefontaine.  Making races be about pure guts and grit has always hit home with me.

Hobbies: Outside of running, I enjoy other sports that involve running like soccer and basketball. But I like to balance all that out with xbox.

Running Idiosyncrasy: I didn’t do track in High School, I was a soccer kid.

One Run With Anyone: Will Smith or Casey Neistat