Pacer Ryan Y


Where are you from?

O’Fallon, IL (St. Louis Area)

Current P.R.

3:18 Marathon

Typical pace


Number of marathons

Marathons (30), 50K (9), 50 Miler (7)



Favorite marathon

My 1st – Grandma’s


Running, Traveling, Hiking, and Scuba Diving

Favorite Running Food


What are you reading now?


Who do you train with?

Local running group called the Wolfpack and the SLUGS (St. Louis Ultrarunners Group)

Personal goals

Finish my 50th marathon/ultra by July 30th this year. 



A quotation you like…

“To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.”  Steve Prefontaine


Why do you run?


The terrific support, friendships and camaraderie of other runners, traveling to new places to run, and the great health benefits

Describe your best marathon memory.


Meeting a blind runner during a marathon and cheering as he came across the finish line.  Nothing is impossible!  

Why do you pace?


To help people achieve their goals and learn a lot from them as well.

Tell us your best pacing experience.


Helping my best friend finish his first marathon after he had told me for years he would never try one.  He has since finished over 15 marathons! 

Why should someone run in your pace group?


You will finish the race at your goal pace and have a lot of fun with some great people along the way!

Any tips for runners about to join your group?


Remember that the race is over 50% mental.  You have trained hard for this event so enjoy it!  You can do it!

Anything else you’d like to share?

Another favorite quote…..

“The obsession with running is really an obsession with the potential for more and more life.”

   George Sheehan

What philanthropic activities do you have?

Big Brothers/Big Sisters.



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