Pacer Michael

Where are you from?

North Oaks, MN

Current P.R.


Typical pace

8 min/mile

Number of marathons

8 marathons, 50k, 70 miler, 2-half Ironman & Ironman



Favorite marathon

Maine Marathon


Running, biking, swimming, climbing, mountaineering & skiing

Favorite Running Food

McDonalds Chicken Nuggets

What are you reading now?

Game of Thrones

Who do you train with?

Trail Monsters

Personal goals

Complete a marathon in all 50 states



A quotation you like…

I finally figured out the only reason to be alive is to enjoy it


Why do you run?


It’s incredibly relaxing and gives me time to meditate

Describe your best marathon memory.


Crossing the finish line of Carmel Marathon with my twin as I qualified for Boston.  The entire race was over before I even began to think about what I was doing and I never felt tired.

Why do you pace?


It’s fun to meet new people during races and help them achieve their goals.  I genuinely enjoy running and could talk about it all day and want to share the experience with others.

Tell us your best pacing experience.


I was pacing my sister for a half marathon.  Even though it was a very tough experience for her she was finally able to break the 2:00 mark which was just as exciting for her as it was for me.

Why should someone run in your pace group?


Every race is different and my experiences will help others achieve their goals while having fun doing it.

Any tips for runners about to join your group?


Stay relaxed leading up to the race and during it.  Worrying never makes you run faster and will distract you from the reason you are running.


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