Pacer Ron

Where are you from?

St. Louis MO (grew up in Israel)

Current P.R.


Typical pace


Number of marathons

30+ and also a few Ultras: 40 miler; 6 and 12 hour races.


IT (Database Administrator) at Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Favorite marathon



Watching movies, Triathlons, Space & Astronomy, HAM Radio.

Favorite Running Food

Bagel & Banana before; Banana and gel’s during.

What are you reading now?

“Catch Me” by Lisa Gardner

Who do you train with?

Running groups in St Louis and/or my wife.

Personal goals

Do an Ironman; Run a 100 miler; Stay healthy and enjoy life



A quotation you like…



Why do you run?


I run to relieve day to day stress, to stay fit and for the social aspect of it.

Describe your best marathon memory.


I have two: 1. Running the beautiful Newport RI marathon one day after running the Hartford CT marathon. I got dehydrated at Hartford and was cramping badly. Despite that, I was able to run Newport with very little walking. 2. Setting my PR on my 3rd Boston (2010).

Why do you pace?


It is very satisfying to help other runners achieve their goal pace!

Tell us your best pacing experience.


Pacing my hometown marathon (St. Louis) because I knew so many runners and spectators.

Why should someone run in your pace group?


For a few reasons: It’s the best pace for you!; I keep a steady pace; I’ll help and encourage you to keep up; I have lots of stories to tell to make the time pass by quickly.

Any tips for runners about to join your group?


Make sure the pace is realistic for you. Even if you ran 20 miles at this pace, keeping it for the entire 26.2 miles is a different story. Make sure you know how much to drink (and eat) during the race. Follow what you tried during your longer training runs.

Anything else you’d like to share?

I started to run at age 42. I trained from zero running to running a marathon with a local YMCA group led by Pacer Josh S. The marathon was on 04/04/04.


What philanthropic activities do you have?

I donate to various organizations throughout the year and I volunteer at many local race events.



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