Pacer Danny

Where are you from?

Rochester, MN

Current P.R.


Typical pace

8-11 min/mile… nothing is too slow

Number of marathons



software engineer

Favorite marathon

New York City


Trivia (hosting & playing), crosswords, tennis

Favorite Running Food


What are you reading now?

Brainiac – Ken Jennings

Who do you train with?

local run/pace group

Personal goals

BQ’ing into old age



A quotation you like…

I am not young enough to know everything.


Why do you run?


Maintain optimal physical and mental health. It is working so far.

Describe your best marathon memory.


Running toward the Disney World castle at pre-dawn when the sky was a shade of blue that matched the castle.

Why do you pace?


To play a part in someone attaining their goal. I personally know how much faster and longer one can go with someone “by their side”.

Tell us your best pacing experience.


A woman shadowed me the entire marathon without making a peep.  At the finish, she emotionally gushed about the 26 people she “ran for” for each mile, with their names written on her forearms.

Why should someone run in your pace group?


To hit their goal, worry-free, without ever feeling alone or having to check a watch. You might learn some useless trivia too.

Any tips for runners about to join your group?


Run the tangents. I won’t, so you can. No need to add extra distance unless you want to get your money’s worth 😊.  I will “bank time” for upcoming hills. There is no benefit to “attack” hills at the goal pace.

Anything else you’d like to share?

I will pace at a steady rate throughout a race; however, give negative-splitting a try some time. You might be pleasantly surprised.

What philanthropic activities do you have?

Supporting the many charities and local businesses that benefit from my entry fees.


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