Pacer Bill B.

Where are you from?

Grosse Pointe, MI


Current P.R.



February 1968


Number of marathons


Typical pace

8:00 min / mi


Favorite marathon





Favorite Running Food

Coney Island & beer (post run of course)


Hunting / fishing


Who do you train with?

Most training is done alone

Favorite book, what are you reading now?

Runners World




Personal goals

Run ½ marathon in 1:30, Ironman






Why do you run?


Therapy, see the sights of new places, physical and mental fitness, great community.


Describe your best marathon memory.


Finishing my first Boston Qualifying time after 2 tries.  Pacing my friend to his Boston Qualifier at the Snickers Marathon in 2009 on his 7th attempt.


Why do you pace?


Because I have used pacers and it is great not to have to worry about the pace. All you have to do is keep up.  It’s a great way to help others.


Tell us your best pacing experience.


Helping my friend to his Boston Qualifying time in 2009.


Why should someone run in your pace group?


Because no one has more fun in a marathon than me.  I love to talk, run and encourage success.  It’s all about believing in yourself.  Sometimes you need to be told you can do it.


Any tips for runners about to join your group?


Let’s have some fun.


Anything else you’d like to share?

Being a pacer is a big responsibility that needs to be taken very seriously.  I love to run and will do everything I can to make sure we come in on time.



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