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Pacer Steve

Where are you from?

Provo, Utah

Current P.R.

2:51:42 Full & 1:22 Half

Typical pace

My pace is rarely typical and always slower than I want!—sub 7:00/mile (full), sub 6:00 mile (half)

Number of marathons



Real Estate Development

Favorite marathon

Utah Valley Marathon (my hometown course)


Wife (1), kids (5), rock climbing, river rafting, horses, and everything outdoors.

Favorite Running Food


What are you reading now?

Born to Run

Who do you train with?

A cruel bunch of guys and gals that help me run ‘til it hurts!

Personal goals

Live a life without regrets



A quotation you like…

“Make friends with pain, and you will never be alone.”--Ken Chlouber

Why do you run?


I’m not quite sure why I run.  But I’m determined to keep running until I find out.

Describe your best marathon memory.


I remember crossing every finish line.  Those are the best memories!

Why do you pace?


To help others succeed.

Tell us your best pacing experience.


Phoenix Marathon—2013.  I started with a group of about a hundred runners committed to finish on pace.  One-by-one they fell off but, at mile 20, the final group of 12 runners committed to each other that they were all going to finish on pace—no exceptions.  It wasn’t pretty but 6.2 miles later (and in spite of blood, puke, sweat, tears, and various other bodily fluids) they all finished on target.

Why should someone run in your pace group?


I’ll make it easy to finish on target.  Whether you’re a talker, or a loner.  There’s a place for you in the group.  I’ve never missed a target pace and if you run with me, you won’t either.

Any tips for runners about to join your group?


Follow ALL the typical pre-race advice.  Let’s not take any chances by being a renegade.  Find me early (pre-race), and let’s get comfortable with the race strategy and what we need to do to help you be successful.  Ultimately, show up prepared at the starting line and we’ll; make you successful from there. 

Anything else you’d like to share?

Pray.  Trusting God has never hurt anyone—on race day, or any day.






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