Pacer Jake


Where are you from?

Greenville, PA

Current P.R.


Typical pace


Number of marathons



Data Analyst

Favorite marathon

Niagara International


Piano, Guitar, Hiking, Gardening

Favorite Running Food


What are you reading now?


Who do you train with?

Jed Christiansen, Scooby

Personal goals

Break 2:40 marathon, run 10 Boston’s



A quotation you like…

Never settle….


Why do you run?


To celebrate my health, enjoy the outdoors, test my limits, meet new people

Describe your best marathon memory.


I ran my first two marathons with a torn ACL

Why do you pace?


To help others reach their goals and realize their true potential

Tell us your best pacing experience.


I ran my first 3:10 BQ.  I was the only person in my group to qualify including the pacer.

Why should someone run in your pace group?


You are sure to have a great time.  I will keep things up-beat, positive, and humorous in a psycho-distance runner kind of way!

Any tips for runners about to join your group?


Trust in your training.  Race day is a celebration of all the endless hours of training you have put it.

Anything else you’d like to share?

You have only a glimmer of an idea what you are capable of.  Keep pushing yourself to the edge. You’ll find that it moves!


What philanthropic activities do you have?

I volunteer my time as an assistant coach for the distance team at Thiel College, help with a ministry at our church called Helping Hands for disabled kids, and a senior member of Civil Air Patrol in Youngstown, OH



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