Pacer Suman

Where are you from?

Birmingham, AL (Originally from Kathmandu, Nepal)

Current P.R.

3:20 (BQ)

Typical pace

Depending on race anything from 7:20 and up per mile

Number of marathons

76 Marathon/Ultra

Occupation

Computer programmer/blogger/podcaster

Favorite marathon

Boston

Hobbies

Running – road/trail anything in between

Favorite Running Food

Solid food

What are you reading now?

 

Who do you train with?

Local Road/trail running friends

Personal goals

Complete my 100th marathon/ultra by the end of 2017/2018 season

 

 

A quotation you like…

“If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”

― Martin Luther King Jr.

 

Why do you run?

 

I started to run to get healthy. Now, I run to challenge myself, be out-door, make new friends, and travel.

Describe your best marathon memory.

 

Seeing finishing line of Boston Marathon for the first time. I was not a born runner. I trained to be a runner. After much adversities/challenges/hard work, I was finally face-to-face with Boston Marathon finishing line in 2015. It was very emotional. Also, running my first 100 miler was pretty memorable where I singed for 50 miles, trained for 50 miles, and end up running 100 miles & finished 3rd overall.

Why do you pace?

 

Mostly I pace 4:30 Marathon group – “My Happy Pace”.

Tell us your best pacing experience.

 

Pacing Chicago Marathon is always fun where I get to pace a big group of runners. It is always great to bring in first time runner.

Why should someone run in your pace group?

 

I bring my show to pace group. It is one of the lively pace group where we sign song and enjoy every mile. I am continuously engaged with those runners in my pace group.

Any tips for runners about to join your group?

 

Come join the party with my pace group. I always fun. If you have to run a marathon, why not have fun along away.

Anything else you’d like to share?

Do not limit what running can take you. Do not ever discount your willing to train and run any distance race. A person can choose do anything in their life; as a runner, we choose to run.

 

What philanthropic activities do you have?

I ran for many charities. Since 2015 Nepal Earthquake, I am #RunForNepal. Through running, I am helping my home country of Nepal to rebuild – little by little.

 

 

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