Pacer Tony at Rockford "11

  Pacer Tony


Plainfield, IL


Current P.R.

2:42 (1992 Rocket City Marathon, Huntsville, Alabama), I'll never wiff this again, though I did run 2:51 and some change in London a couple of years ago.

Where were you born?

Princeton, IL


Number of marathons

about 35, with 10 as a pacer


November 21st


Favorite marathon

don't have one, but have appreciated them all in different ways

Typical pace

3:10 to 3:30


Favorite running music

don't listen to music while I'm running (safety first) but I enjoy listening to Alternative rock, Classic rock and Christian rock with Peter Gabriel, Tom Petty and Neil Young being some of my favorite artists


Tax Accountant, focus on international tax matters


Favorite running food

pizza, and a lot of it

Any hobbies?

running, swimming, cycling, yoga, family (not in that order)


Who do you train with?

almost always just me, myself and I

Favorite book, what are you reading now?

Holy Bible


A quotation you likeā€¦

A lot of people run a race to see who's the fastest.  I run to see who has the most guts. ~Pre  or I can do everything through him who gives me strength.  Philippians 4:13

Personal goals

To run a marathon in all 50 states and D.C. as well as on each of the 6 major continents






Why do you run?

Because I can now/today and that won't always be the case.


Describe your best marathon memory.

Finishing the 100th Boston Marathon side-by-side with 4 of my college teammates and friends around me.


Why do you pace?

To help others accomplish goals they have set and worked hard to obtain, while simultaneously doing the same for myself. 


Tell us your best pacing experience.

Pacing my cousin-in-law to a Boston qualifying time at the 1998 Twin Cities marathon.


Why should someone run in your pace group?

To hopefully accomplish the goal they have set for themselves and worked hard to obtain. 


Any tips for runners about to join your group?

Prepare mightily, then bring a strong body, mind and desire to enjoy accomplishing your goal to the starting line.  Throughout the run enjoy your company (fellow runners with the same/similar goals) and embrace the pain of the chase.


Anything else you'd like to share?

I'm pretty much a hard-nose, intravert with the ability to smile and laugh at myself and with others.  Also, I'm always willing to share the sign carrying duties.


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