Pacer Matt at Lakefront Marathon 2012

Pacer Matt

Where are you from?

Cincinnati, Ohio

Current P.R.


Typical pace

3:05 to 4:20

Number of marathons



Application Developer

Favorite marathon

Cincinnati Flying Pig


Spending time with my kids

Favorite Running Food

Chia seeds

What are you reading now?

Technical documents

Who do you train with?

Wife and friends

Personal goals

Run a sub 2:45 marathon. Run Badwater Ultramarathon



A quotation you like…

“The key to my exercise program is this one simple truth: I hate my body. The second you look in the mirror and you're happy with what you see, baby, you just lost the battle.” Dr. Cox from Scrubs

Why do you run?


So I can have meaningful conversations with the voices in my head.

Describe your best marathon memory.


Running under my alter-ego name, Stan Gable, at the 2009 Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon. I started to faint at the finish and I was rushed to the medical tent. When a nurse asked me if I was Stan, I answered: "Who's Stan?".

Why do you pace?


I enjoy helping fellow runners accomplish their goals and I enjoy the challenge of being as precise as I can with the given pace.

Tell us your best pacing experience.


Pittsburgh 2011. I finished with the largest group of runners that were with me from the start. That was also my first time pacing a marathon solo.

Why should someone run in your pace group?


I will make the entire marathon experience as rewarding (and fun) as possible for anyone in my group. I have always finished at my assigned pace time (with a few seconds to spare).

Any tips for runners about to join your group?


Talk to me at the start (and during the first half) of the marathon. If I know you, I can keep an eye out for you during the toughest parts of the marathon to help you reach the finish line.



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