Pacer Bill

Hometown

Sioux Falls, SD

 

Current P.R.

3:04 (Pocono 2004)  2:59 Grandma’s (1991)

Where were you born?

Sioux Falls, SD

 

Number of marathons

38

Birthday

Sept 8

 

Favorite marathon

Boston

Typical pace

7:30-8:00

 

Favorite running music

Rocky

Occupation

Sales Director, Medical Devices

 

Favorite running food

Bananas

Any hobbies?

Movies, kids, travel

 

Who do you train with?

Solo, Minnesota Distance Runners, Big 4 (Pennsylvania)

Favorite book, what are you reading now?

America

 

A quotation you like…

Those who say it can’t be done are usually telling someone who has already done it…

Personal goals

Get 4 kids thru college, break 3 hours 1 more time, run on all 7 continents

 

 

 

 

 

Why do you run?

 

Personal freedom, experience the outdoors, competition

 

Describe your best marathon memory.

 

Breaking 3 hours at Grandma’s.  There were no chips then so I was sprinting at the end before the clock above the line reached 3:00:00.  I was so excited afterward I was jumping around.  Really wasn’t sore until the next day and then I really hurt..

 

Why do you pace?

 

To give back to the sport.  I enjoy the banter among the running pack.  Its exciting to pace someone thru to their BQ or PR.  Very rewarding..

 

Tell us your best pacing experience.

 

Have paced 1 time – Stillwater Marathon 2009.  Had 4 runners with me at the end.  Goal was 3:30.  I finished in 3:29:58 – 2 guys were ahead of me and 2 runners fell slightly behind. 

 

Why should someone run in your pace group?

 

Support and fun.  The miles really fly by when you are with a large group.

 

Any tips for runners about to join your group?

 

Bring your hardhat and lunch pail.  We are going to work and going to achieve your goal.  Seriously – we’ll have fun.

 

What philanthropic activities do you have?

Former kids sports coach

 

 
 

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