Dave at Burning River 100 miler- 2012


  Pacer Dave



Cincinnati, Ohio


Current P.R.

2:58:12 in marathon, 4:48:20 in 50k, 17:47:15 in 100 mile, Badwater 2010 35:54

Where were you born?

Wooster, Ohio


Number of marathons

52 plus 42 Ultras


September 11th


Favorite marathon


Typical pace



Favorite running music



Computer Consultant


Favorite running food

Hammer Nutrition's Perpetuem

Any hobbies?

Running, chess, yardwork


Who do you train with?

Bob Engel, Kyle Fahrenkamp, Brian Young, Marty Fritzhand, all wonderful ultrarunning buddies.

Favorite book, what are you reading now?

The Good Earth


A quotation you likeā€¦

"Western States is the most beautiful place I have ever vomited."

Personal goals

Run the Badwater Ultramarathon






Why do you run?

It keeps me in shape, postponing genetically-based health issues.  It also gives me opportunities to discover more about myself, what I can do even though my body tells me I can't.


Describe your best marathon memory.

Finishing USAF Marathon with a PR, holding the hand of my six-year old son.


Why do you pace?

I want to give back to a sport that has given me so much.


Tell us your best pacing experience.

tossing electrolyte capsules to a couple hurting runners who weren't in my pace group.


Why should someone run in your pace group?

I won't call myself a great pacer, but I keep trying.  I try hard to get everybody to the finish line in their time by offering a steady pace, advise for the course, and suggestions for water stops.


Any tips for runners about to join your group.

A great pacer and pack won't get you to your goal if you don't train!


Anything else you'd like to share?

I am the race director of a 50k race (www.StoneSteps50k.com) and a 5k in Cincinnati.  I want to give back to the sport, and directing a couple races is another way I can do that.


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