Pacer Steve


Where are you from?

Little Rock and Chicago

Current P.R.

2 sec. off the pace goal

Typical pace

If I am not pacing, the goal is always a sub-5:00

Number of marathons




Favorite marathon

Little Rock


Playing with my grandson

Favorite Running Food


What are you reading now?


Who do you train with?

I don’t train

Personal goals

Finish #200 in Juneau, Alaska, in July with my wife while on our 40th wedding anniversary



A quotation you like…

The older I get, the more I appreciate “Days are long, but years are short.”


Why do you run?


I love to run.

Describe your best marathon memory.


Because I lost so much time being physically unable to run, there is no best marathon memory.  Even the bad marathons are good memories.

Why do you pace?


Pacing (especially the slower times) is so rewarding because, through your knowledge and experience, you can help people achieve their goal of finishing a marathon.

Tell us your best pacing experience.


In 2010 at the Hartford Marathon on a Saturday, I paced 4 seconds under my goal time.  The next day at the Chicago Marathon, I paced 7 seconds under my goal time.

Why should someone run in your pace group?


I am an old person who loves to talk, can tell lots of running stories, and hopefully will  keep you distracted so you don’t realize how long you have been on your feet.

Any tips for runners about to join your group?


Make friends with your co-runners.  We are going to be on the course a long time.  We have the same goal and you can encourage each other.

Anything else you’d like to share?

I am on page 30 in the April, 2012 issue of Runners World for completing over 100 marathons since my 60th birthday, despite having severe degenerative osteoarthritis.


What philanthropic activities do you have?

I used to have a non-profit---Steve’s Team---that provided racing wheelchairs and runners, who pushed children with physical limitations at races.



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