Pacer Alex

Where are you from?

Brooklyn, NY

Current P.R.


Typical pace


Number of marathons

8 (2 ultras)


Biology/Anatomy Professor

Favorite marathon



Cycling, Running, Tennis

Favorite Running Food

GU chomps

What are you reading now?

The Grand Slam of Ultrarunning by Robert Boeder

Who do you train with?

Friends in the neighborhood and triathlon club

Personal goals

BQ in the next couple of years



A quotation you like…

“Obsessed is just a word the lazy use to describe the dedicated."


Why do you run?


I run because it lets me get out of my head and forget the stresses of the day and cause it’s fun.

Describe your best marathon memory.


My best memory was actually at my first half-marathon after I started training on my running. I had a goal in mind and without a GPS watch or any gizmo whatsoever I surpassed it by about 20mintes.

Why do you pace?


I believe pacing is a great way to help others achieve their goals and keep them motivated for upwards of 3-4 hours.

Tell us your best pacing experience.


I’ve paced friends and there’s nothing like the smiles on their faces when they’ve realized what they have just accomplished.

Why should someone run in your pace group?


I can be very supportive and encourage you throughout your journey. The hard part is done; you’ve trained for this and made it to the start line.

Any tips for runners about to join your group?


Make sure to stay hydrated and don’t skip any aid stations no matter how good you might think you feel.

Anything else you’d like to share?

As long as I’m doing something active, I’m happy.


What philanthropic activities do you have?

I’ve volunteered at local road races, an ultramarathon, and an ironman, so far. 



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