1995 Chicago Marathon
The 100th running of the Boston Marathon
Growing up in the 80's, Rogelio Quintanar caught the break dancing bug like most of the Chicago area teens. However, since he wasn’t that good and a career in dance was bleak, he decided to heed his friend's suggestion of going out for the cross country team. Even though the practices left him tired, sore, and questioning reality, the experience got under his skin. He ran all through high school, competing in both cross country and track.
His modest success in high school caught the eye of several local colleges. He eventually landed at Carroll College (University) where he lettered in both cross country and track. One of the highlights of his collegiate running career was winning the 10000 meters at the WI Small School Championships.
Post college he ran for the Wisconsin Runner Racing Team for a couple of years before devoting his training to the marathon. He eventually moved up to racing at the ultramarathon distance and in 2016 he had the good fortune of running in the Western States 100.
In 2011 Rogelio completed the level 1 coaching class through the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) and received his coaching certification in 2012. Since then he’s worked with runners of all abilities from all across the country.
During the fall of 2016 he became a community coach at Brunswick High School in Georgia where he currently coaches cross country and track.
East Aurora High School XC
Carroll College Track Team
2014 The North Face 50 miler California