Pacer Matthew

Where are you from?

Manhattan NY

Current P.R.


Typical pace

8 min / mile for a casual jog

Number of marathons

8 + 1 ultra.  30 half marathons.


Social Worker

Favorite marathon



Skydiving, skiing, cycling, swimming

Favorite Running Food

Pancakes after a race

What are you reading now?

A brief history of Time by Stephen Hawking

Who do you train with?

USA 24 hour team member Rich Riopel

Personal goals

To stay healthy and run my whole life.  I’m currently at 30 half marathons. Looking forward to 100 J



A quotation you like…


“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t – you’re right”. Henry Ford

Why do you run?


It’s cheaper than therapy.

Describe your best marathon memory.


They are all wonderful and I’m looking forward to sharing a great memory with you!

Why do you pace?


In the past I was focused on PR’s but after I started to pace, I instantly realized it is more rewarding to help others reach their PR. You meet lots of runners while pacing and it is a wonderful communing.

Tell us your best pacing experience.


While pacing Philadelphia, we picked up a runner during the last half mile who was struggling. We motivated her and she hit her goal. We hugged at the finish.

Why should someone run in your pace group?


I take pride in pacing and run extremely even splits. I talk a lot and like to entertain the group. We will have a great time together.

Any tips for runners about to join your group?


Trust in your training. It won’t be easy, but we will get there together.

Anything else you’d like to share?



What philanthropic activities do you have?


I donate blood and spread the importance of organ donation.


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