Pacer Steve


Where are you from?

New York, NY

Current P.R.

3:09:58 at 2012 Chicago marathon

Typical pace

7:30 -8:00 per mile

Number of marathons



Computer data analysis

Favorite marathon

New York City


Beside running, biking and swimming, photography and any outdoor activates

Favorite Running Food

Pasta for the night before the race, banana for pre-race and power gel or GU during the race

What are you reading now?

Not at this moment but I like Dan Brown or James Patterson

Who do you train with?

Nike running group

Personal goals

I just completed 50 states sub4 marathons, next goals are run marathon in each continents(6 continents finished and Antarctica in 2015) , 6 major marathons(London+Tokyo left) , run sub330 50 states(14 states left), run sub3 marathon and do more ironman, create more goals when completed last goal



A quotation you like…

Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.

Lance Armstrong

Why do you run?


I run to relive stress and be healthy. Running makes me happy.

Describe your best marathon memory.


During my 2nd marathon in 2007 Chicago, I was in so much pain after 14 miles due to extremely hot weather. By the time I reached to 20 Miles mark, I saw most runners are either walking or sitting on the side walk but I keep running because my friends were waiting for me at 24Miles and I was afraid I will missed them. When I crossed the finished line, I felt like I run to hell and back. About 20 minutes after I finished the race, the race was canceled due to weather. I was disappointed my time(3:35:45) at first but when I look back the race, I did one of my best race ever.

Why do you pace?


Seeing someone achieve his/her goal is the best rewarding part of pacing and it make me feel good.

Tell us your best pacing experience.


In 2010 NYC marathon, I pace one of my friend. She didn’t train well due to injury but she was determining to finish her 1st marathon. Last a few miles, I told her to keep smiling and I asked the spectators to cheer for her and she forgot about all her pain for awhile. When we crossed the finished line, it was the best feeling ever.

Why should someone run in your pace group?


I want my runners to enjoy, experience the moments and achieve his/her goal while I keep the target pace. Best of all, it’s so much fun to run in the group

Any tips for runners about to join your group?


Rest and have a good sleep a few days before the race. During the race, keep calm and relax for first a few miles, hydrate well and fuel every 6 miles or 1 hour. For last 6 miles, try to keep positive and have can do attitude. Passing runners during last a few miles give you positive physiological boost

Anything else you’d like to share?

I’m bless to have great friends and wonderful families and surround by caring people. Cherish the moment and live your life to fullest


What philanthropic activities do you have?


I donate various running charity group


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