Pacer Mark

Where are you from?

Tampa, Florida

Current P.R.


Typical pace

long runs 9-9:30 min/miles

Number of marathons



Educational Psychologist

Favorite marathon(s)

Berlin, MCM


Tai Chi, Travel, languages

Favorite Running Food

Honey Stingers

What are you reading now?

Logotherapy: The Doctor and the Soul

Who do you train with?

Tampa Galloway!

Personal goals

A quotation you like…

There’s meaning to be found in each moment, purpose in each step.” -Dr. Viktor Frankl, holocaust survivor

Why do you run?

Movement therapy!

Describe your best marathon memory.

Atlanta Marathon 2020 also hosted US Olympic marathon trials the same weekend, got elbow to elbow with some of the most inspiring young people, and interviewed them / sat in on press conferences afterwards!

Why do you pace?

To be a part of something bigger than myself, give to others what has been one of the best parts of my life!

Tell us your best pacing experience.

Last year, WDW marathon rounding the magic kingdom castle in the dark with entire pace group singing, and a few great photos along the way- finishing almost spot on with most of our group still nearby!

Why should someone run in your pace group?

To hear some great Dad jokes, stay in good spirits, and blast off to explore “where no one has gone before”!

Any tips for runners about to join your group?

We take it one step at a time, one mile at a time, and will get to the finish happy.

Anything else you’d like to share?

I’m also a USATF Cert. Coach, XC/track high school coach for nearly 20 years, and local run-walk-run Galloway Program Dir. IG- RunningAnthropologist

What philanthropic activities do you have?

Hurricane Ian with “Convoy of Hope”, Ukraine medical supplies with “Direct Relief”


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