Pacer James


Where are you from?

Bentonville, AR

Current P.R.


Typical pace

8:00 most runs

Number of marathons



Living Life

Favorite marathon

Athens Big Fork


Music & Travel

Favorite Running Food

V Fuel & dirt

What are you reading now?

Fearless by Eric Blehn

Who do you train with?

Rush Running Co.

Personal goals

To always push my boundaries.



A quotation you like…

“If you think you are too old to rock and roll, then you are.” Lemmy Kilmister of Motorhead




Why do you run?


My dad gave me the gift of running. It helps to keep my grounded.



Describe your best marathon memory.


Being greeted by my family at the finish of Cowtown in 2010.



Why do you pace?


It is a great way to give back. So many others have helped me along the way. And playing a role in fellow runners achieving goals is a great experience.



Tell us your best pacing experience.


Pacing 20 miles at Arkansas Traveler 100 with my buddy, Shannon McFarland, a couple of years ago. He was fearless and finished on the podium.



Why should someone run in your pace group?


We will have fun, encourage one another and soak in experience.



Any tips for runners about to join your group?


Relax, breathe and let the magic happen.



Anything else you’d like to share?

I like chickens.




What philanthropic activities do you have?

Horses 4 Healing, Girls on the Run, Americorps and the Make a Wish Foundation.





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