Pacer Taylor


Where are you from?

Morgantown, West Virginia

Current P.R.

2:43:56 Boston 2019

Typical pace

Varies per race distance

Number of marathons




Favorite marathon



Running, weekend warrior house projects

Favorite Running Food

Clif bars and frappucinos

What are you reading now?

Deena Kastor and Matt Fitzgerald

Who do you train with?

Myself but have a coach

Personal goals

World marathon majors age group championships



A quotation you like…

Life is defined by the experiences your allow yourself to attend to and the meaning you prescribe to them


Why do you run?


Overcoming challenges and pushing your limits builds character; live a healthy lifestyle

Describe your best marathon memory.


Turning the corner for the final 100 yards at the end of my first marathon in Pittsburgh, knowing I was going to make it.  The feeling was amazing.

Why do you pace?


Help other achieve their goals. 

Tell us your best pacing experience.


Pacing brother for his BQ

Why should someone run in your pace group?


I am reliable.  I will do all of the thinking and adjustments, and allow you to just focus in on putting one foot in front of the other.  I will talk to you as much as you want, but will say nothing if that is better.  My goal is to help you and willing to adjust what I do in order to optimize your experience.  I take pacing as an important responsibility, not just something to do.  And try to relax everyone and have fun.  You will run better if you are relaxed and enjoying it. 

Any tips for runners about to join your group?


Engage.  Try not to be passive.  Talk to me.  Relax.  Ask me questions.  Tell some jokes.  And approach this as a team.   We need to support each other, especially when the real race starts and the going gets tougher at the end. 

Anything else you’d like to share?

Ask pacers questions.  We have a lot of experience ourselves, and some of us use coaches.  We may be able to answer some questions you may have.  I am coached by an elite runner and have learned a lot through this relationship.  Maybe I can share things with you. 


What philanthropic activities do you have?

We do a lot for kids as Pediatricians.  It’s a lot of fun. 



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