Aaron Pike is one of many top competitors to emerge from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign program.
Name: Aaron Pike
Country of Origin: United States
He made a name for himself in 2012 when he and Josh George sailed under the course record at Grandma’s Marathon (Pike was the runner up). That performance paved his way to London where he participated in his first Paralymic Games. He finished 16th in the marathon, and he also qualified to compete in three track events: the 1500m, 5000m and 4x400m relay. Pike, a four-time Paralympian (two winter games and two summer games), set the American best this spring in Duluth, clocking 1:20:59. He also finished ninth in London.
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Pike was in the chase pack in Chicago from 2014-2016, but he struggled in 2017, coming home in 17th. He rebounded last fall to finish sixth, and then finished fourth in New York. Overall, he remains a consistent performer in the AbbottWMM – he has finished in the top-ten five times in Boston and nine times in Chicago. He is also a member of the U.S. Nordic Ski team.