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2018 NYC Marathon

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Member Since:

Jun 09, 2009



Goal Type:

Local Elite

Running Accomplishments:

Chicago Marathon - 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 (9 in total)

Boston Marathon - 2010, 2015. 2016

Kiawah Island Golf Resort Marathon - 2012

 Marathon PR: 2016 Chicago Marathon - 2:57:20



Short-Term Running Goals:

Continue running Boston and Chicago every year, adding in others here and there

Complete in a Ironman 70.3 in 2017, and if all goes well an Ironman in 2018

Long-Term Running Goals:

- Run at least two marathons every year

- Run the 6 Majors (Chicago, New York, Boston, Berlin, London, Tokyo)

- Inspire and encourage family/friends and run marathon(s) with them



I am a 34 year old male from Chicago, Illinois. I graduated from the University of Colorado in May 2006 and started running in the spring of 2007. Since then I have gone from a max of about 220 pounds to my current weight of roughly 175 lbs, and more importantly have developed a true joy and passion for running. 


Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 13.80 Month: 57.00 Year: 1096.85
Saucony Freedom Grey Lifetime Miles: 290.40
Saucony Liberty ISO - Blue/white Lifetime Miles: 299.70
Chi Marathon Kayanos Lifetime Miles: 294.95
Saucony Dark Blue Lifetime Miles: 113.80
Race: 2018 NYC Marathon (26.2 Miles) 03:18:44, Place overall: 3, Place in age division: 582
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance

My 2nd NYC marathon! Quite the struggle due to a strain in my groin that came on a few days ago, but I got it done. Grateful to have had the experience.

Kinvara 9 White Miles: 26.20
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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