Pacer Bill


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



Sept 8


Favorite marathon


Typical pace



Favorite running music



Sales Director, Medical Devices


Favorite running food


Any hobbies?

Movies, kids, travel


Who do you train with?

Solo, Minnesota Distance Runners, Big 4 (Pennsylvania)

Favorite book, what are you reading now?



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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