• Rod Bien
  • Rod Bien
  • Rod Bien

Rod Bien

Trail Running Ambassador

Hometown

Kailua, Hawaii

Resides

Bend, Oregon

Rod Bien
Rod was a wannabe alpinist who was a little too afraid of heights so he started trail running. His early inspiration came from his father–a Navy SEAL and accomplished distance runner. These days Rod runs to stay fit so he can travel deep into the backcountry, often with his wife and three children. You’ll know Rod is serious about a race when he sports a mustache.
Career Highlights
  • Third overall and first-place masters finish in the 2013 Wasatch Front 100-Mile Endurance Run, Utah
  • Second overall and first-place masters finish in the 2014 Gorge Waterfalls 100k, Oregon
  • First-place overall finish in the 2014 Mountain Lakes 100 Miler, Oregon
  • First-place overall in the 2015 NUT 100k, Oregon
  • First-place overall and current course record holder in the 2015 Volcanic 50, Cougar, Washington
  • Eighth-place overall and first-place masters finish in the 2016 Leadville 100-Mile Run, Colorado
  • First-place overall in the 2016 Oregon Coast 50k, Oregon