Pacer Alex

Where are you from?

Long Island, New York

Current P.R.


Typical pace


Number of marathons



Nonprofit Director

Favorite marathon

New York City


New technologies, CrossFit!

Favorite Running Food

Quinoa & SIS gel

What are you reading now?

Academic literature related to my dissertation

Who do you train with?

My best friends & family

Personal goals

Finish dissertation/PhD, break 3-hour marathon



A quotation you like…

Live everyday like it’s your last


Why do you run?


It’s the only time I’m completely free – no phone, no music, just me and the pavement

Describe your best marathon memory.


Turning left at mile 15 in the NYC marathon and running through the invigorating cheers along 1st avenue

Why do you pace?


To help other people achieve their personal goals that they’ve been chasing for months, years or even decades

Tell us your best pacing experience.


Enabling a late-age runner (age 78) to finish a 15-mile long training run in preparation for her 32nd consecutive marathon attempt

Why should someone run in your pace group?


I motivate everyone in my group, encourage, communicate and stick on pace to a maniacally accurate degree!

Any tips for runners about to join your group?


Communicate with me!  Let’s talk through the race and make this a party!!

Anything else you’d like to share?

Running unites us all, creates community, and is natural movement in its purest form


What philanthropic activities do you have?


Aiding the underserved – social worker at heart, social change agent by day


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