Dickson Mercer

At Gettysburg College Dickson struggled in cross country but had modest success in track. In the 2001 Centennial Conference outdoor champs’ 10,000, for example, he grabbed 8th place in 33:38. As a post-collegiate, Dickson has run two minutes faster for this distance on the roads.

A two-time marathon winner, in 2018, Dickson posted two 2:31 performances (Houston, New Jersey) and ran a personal best of 2:28:01 at the California International Marathon (USA Marathon Championships). He also finished 13th at the RNR DC Half Marathon in 1:12:34. Other notable recent results include…2017: RNR DC Half Marathon, 12th, 1:11:45; New Jersey Marathon, 3rd, 2:34:36. 2016: Scranton Half Marathon, 5th, 1:09:57; Grandma’s Marathon, 31st, 2:35:59. 2015: Marine Corps Marathon, 17th, 2:34:45; Kelly St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock 5k, 5th, 15:33.

Dickson lives in Takoma Park with his wife Emily and their kids Henry and Hope. He is the Head of Corporate Messaging for Siemens USA and supports teammate Charlie Ban as senior editor of RunWashington.

Personal Bests:
800 – 2:02
1 mile – 4:30
3k – 8:52
5k (roads) – 15:33
5k (track) – 15:13
5 miles – 25:25
10k (roads) – 31:38
10k (track) – 32:23
10 Miles – 53:04
13.1 – 1:09:57
26.2 – 2:28:01

Goals:
Reach his potential in the marathon.