Pacer Paul

Where are you from?

Born and raised in New York City.  I currently live in Long Island.

Current P.R.


Typical pace


Number of marathons



Technical Consultant

Favorite marathon

New York City


Skiing, golf, coaching Little League

Favorite Running Food

GU Gels and Endurolytes

What are you reading now?

Make Me by Lee Childs

Who do you train with?

Mostly alone. 

Personal goals

Qualify for and run the Boston Marathon. 



A quotation you like…

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.


Why do you run?


I began running in 2005 due to a lower back problem that almost required surgery. I ran my first marathon in 2006 and around mile 21 thought that running a marathon was the craziest thing someone could do. I didn't run another one for 3 years until I ran the 2009 NYC Marathon.  Since then, I have run over 40 marathons including several ultra-marathons.

Describe your best marathon memory.


Completing my first marathon. 

Why do you pace?


I love meeting and talking to other avid runners who don't just look at me like I'm crazy when I talk about running. I also love helping runners achieve their goals.

Tell us your best pacing experience.


I paced the NYC Marathon in 2015 and I was worried because there were so many international runners with me that didn’t speak any English.  It all worked out in the end as we somehow communicated throughout the entire race through hand signals and “running” spirit.  I had the largest number or runner finish with me in that race.

Why should someone run in your pace group?


I strive to run an even pace throughout the entire race.

Any tips for runners about to join your group?


Prepare to have some fun running the marathon.  The hardest part of a marathon is the training and we’re all done with that.  Let me worry about the time and enjoy the race.

Anything else you’d like to share?

I completed my first 100 miler at Rocky Racoon in 2016!





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