Pacer Sam 


Menomonie, Wi


Current P.R.

I ran a 3:10 to qualify for Boston

Where were you born?

Eau Claire, Wi


Number of marathons



June 23,


Favorite marathon

Las Vegas, Stillwater, Eau Claire

Typical pace

3:50 or 4:00


Favorite running music



Bar Manager


Favorite running food

Cliff Bar Blocks

Any hobbies?

Racquetball, fairs, festivals


Who do you train with?

I always run alone

Favorite book, what are you reading now?

I should read more often


A quotation you like…

Run More

Personal goals

Be the best father to my daughter






Why do you run?


To maintain my weight and to make friends at races.


Describe your best marathon memory.


2009 Eau Claire Marathon.  I was in 9th place overall at mile 20 and a lot of my family was there to witness one of my best days of running ever.  I finished 15th overall in 3:21 and had a lot of family and friends at the finish cheering me on.


Why do you pace?


I like to talk when I run and help rookie marathoners reach their goals.  I like to give back to the sport.


Tell us your best pacing experience.


2009 Minneapolis marathon.  I had over 50 runners in my pace group at mile 13 and most of them ran a personal best that race.  Very nice to hear as a pacer.


Why should someone run in your pace group?


I’ll get the crowds cheering for our group and I am very motivating to run with.  I am just 26.2 miles of nonstop fun to run along with. 


Any tips for runners about to join your group?


Just run one steady pace the entire race and stay hydrated.  Running with a group is easier than running alone.


Anything else you’d like to share?

I always finish within 30 seconds of goal without a problem.  You will enjoy my pacing.  I’m very consistent with the splits.


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