Over the coming days we will preview the 42nd TD Bank Reedy River Run. Today we look at Blowing Rock, NC's Brandon Doughty, who will be running this race for the first time. Aaron is a member of ON Zap Endurance and ran competitively at Oklahoma University.
Brandon hails from Charles Town, WV where he won multiple state championships. Brandon went on to Oklahoma University where he graduated in 2016 as one of the most decorated runners in school history. He was a 3-time NCAA All-American and 4-time Big 12 Conference Champion during his tenure as a Sooner, including 4th and 5th place finishes at the 2014 and 2015 NCAA Championships in the 3000m Steeplechase. In the winter of 2017 Doughty finished 2nd at the historic Armagh 5k road race in Northern Ireland in a near course-record time of 13:55. Doughty posted multiple personal bests in the 3000m steeplechase during 2018, culminating with his 8:33.28 in to make the final at the US Track and Field Championships.