Pacer Justin

Where are you from?

Pittsburgh, PA

Current P.R.

1:28:52 Half Marathon

Typical pace

8:30 – 8:45

Number of marathons



Compliance Analyst

Favorite marathon

Flying Pig / Cincinnati


Running, Music, Juggling

Favorite Running Food

Chocolate Chip Cookies

What are you reading now?

Daniel’s Running Formula

Who do you train with?

Usually just myself

Personal goals

Qualify for Boston Marathon



A quotation you like…

“What’s can’t? There ain’t no can’t! There’s no can’ts!”


Why do you run?


Running can be what you make it. You can run for others, you can run for yourself, you can run to compete, you can run to finish, you can run to challenge yourself. I love running for all of these reasons and more.

Describe your best marathon memory.


Finishing my first marathon in Cincinnati with my cousin, which was also his first marathon. It was a very cool experience to be able to encourage and push each other when we were both struggling.

Why do you pace?


Running is a gift that has given so much to me over the years. Pacing is one way that allows me to give back by helping others achieve their goals.

Tell us your best pacing experience.


I paced a runner that I was coaching who had a goal of running sub 1:40 for a half marathon in Pittsburgh. She finished in 1:36:58 and her last mile was run under 7:00.

Why should someone run in your pace group?


We will have fun running together! And I will make sure I lock in the pace needed to get across the finish line on time.

Any tips for runners about to join your group?


Relax and enjoy the run!

What philanthropic activities do you have?

I serve at my church regularly in any way I can.



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