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Matthew Marquardt

a med student triathlete’s insights on sleep

Matthew Marquardt is a medical student at Ohio State University and a professional triathlete. He graduated from Princeton University with a degree in Chemistry and a minor in Entrepreneurship, and his interest in sleep was sparked after being diagnosed with sleep apnea during his sophomore year of college. Along with pursuing research in cultural and behavioral factors that contribute to poor sleep quality, he also won the Ironman world championship in 2022 as an age group athlete and achieved the second fastest debut time at Ironman Texas in 2023 as a professional triathlete.

Matthew Marquardt is a professional triathlete and medical student at the Ohio State University College of Medicine. A varsity swimmer while in college and US Olympic Trials Qualifier, he graduated from Princeton University in 2021 with a major in Chemistry and a minor in Entrepreneurship. A diagnosis of sleep apnea during his sophomore year of college sparked his interest in learning more about sleep and how sleep can be used to optimize performance in all aspects of life. During college and while in medical school, Matthew has pursued research in the different cultural and behavioral factors that contribute to poor sleep quality among his peers with the goal of creating workshops and interventions that can help everyone get a better night of sleep. When not studying to become a future cancer surgeon, Matthew is a professional triathlete. In 2022, he won the Ironman world championship as an age group athlete, and during his 2023 rookie season as a professional, he put up the second fastest ever debut time at Ironman Texas. 


Matthew’s Links 

Matthew Marquardt (@matthewdmarquardt) • Instagram photos and videos


Matthew’s book recommendations:

Think Again (Adam Grant)

Talking to Strangers (Malcom Gladwell)

Why We Sleep ( Matthew Walker)

Recent Podcasts


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John McPhee was born in Princeton, New Jersey, and was educated at Princeton University and Cambridge University. After seven years at Time magazine, he moved to The New Yorker, where he has been a staff writer since 1965. A Fellow of the Geological Society of America and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, he was awarded in 1999 the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction (Annals of the Former World).