Behnam at Badwater 2013

Pacer Behnam


Where are you from?

Born in Iran from Kurd parents, have lived in Gothenburg (Sweden) for 10 years, and moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan 2011

Current P.R.

2.59.10 (Chicago 2013)

Typical pace

Up to 3:30

Number of marathons

+10 (exclusive ultras)


Mechanical engineer as computer programmer

Favorite marathon



Travelling, photography, chess, many more ;) 

Favorite Running Food

Love all sorts of food

What are you reading now?

Death Valley Crewing Guide. Crime and Punishment (re-reading)

Who do you train with?

Friends and good synth music, such as Colony 5, when I feel low and blue

Personal goals

Finishing Western State and Badwater in 2013



A quotation you like…

Heart for heart, and soul for soul,--and let us be forever friends. 
-- Franz Liszt


Why do you run?


Cast away uneasy daily thoughts; enjoy being out in the nature or city; offset for the extra food I eat; Create feel good and hopefully sometimes get high! J

Describe your best marathon memory.


Experiencing negative splits for the first time in Detroit 2011 and Wellesley College scream tunnel tradition in Boston marathon


Why do you pace?


To help people achieving their goals and to meet new people that is a lot of fun

Tell us your best pacing experience.


Pacing my friend achieving his Boston qualifier time

Why should someone run in your pace group?


I try to be accurate and keep a steady pace and help you with all concern; and provide extra tips how to set up the race strategy, if needed.

Any tips for runners about to join your group?


Start slower and set your pace. Run an easy 16 miles first and then go all out for the last 10 miles.

Anything else you’d like to share?

Have fun and enjoy your day and accomplishment, no matter what


What philanthropic activities do you have?

Fund raising, random donations, and trying not to harm other people



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