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Ben True

Elite Runner

Steeled on Maine mountains and winters, Ben True excelled in Nordic skiing and running throughout high school and college. When balancing both sports became a crutch, he had to make a difficult decision. If he gave up one sport and went all in on the other, would he be good enough to compete with the best in the world? When he achieved a personal goal of running a sub-4-minute mile, Ben had his answer.

Ranked No. 1 in the U.S. and No. 6 in the world in 5,000 meters distance (2015)

American road 5 km record (13:22)

Sixth place IAAF World T&F Championships 5,000 meters (2015)


Pet's name


Favorite dish

Breakfast all day

Favorite moment in history

Meeting my wife (Sarah True) for the first time

Favorite book

Anything written by my sister-in-law (Lauren Groff)

Kid goals

A hockey player in the NHL

Favorite snack

Bread and peanut butter


Trust yourself, trust your body

Favorite Movie

“Tommy Boy”

Ben’s Running Partner

Forerunner® 935

“I’m usually training solo, so having a watch that can handle custom interval workouts and assess my training load is key. Oh yeah, and I also dig that it has live Strava segments.”
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