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  Pacer Todd



Newport, Kentucky


Current P.R.

3:02 in The Flying Pig 2009

Where were you born?

Warren, Ohio


Number of marathons

21 plus five ultras (100 mi, two 50 mi, two 50K) and an Ironman


Favorite marathon

It’s a tie between Boston & Big Sur

Typical pace



Favorite running music

“Lose Yourself” by Eminem


Manager manufacturing


Favorite running food

Cliff Bar Chocolate Chip

Any hobbies?

Other than running - Recently started training for Ironman events.  Steelers football  


Who do you train with?

My best friend, who is my wife

Favorite book, what are you reading now?

Into Thin Air and my wife and I are working our way through the Bible.


A quotation you like…

“This is the day which the Lord has made.  Let us rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalms 118:24

Personal goals

To complete an Ironman and a 100 Miler. Possibly some day to do Badwater. Be the best Christian and husband that I can be.






Why do you run?


Running is an opportunity to spend quality time with my wife while greatly improving my health.  I am significantly older than my wife, and running helps me stay young.  As the author in Born to Run stated, “People don’t stop running because they get old.  People get old because they stop running.”


Describe your best marathon memory.


I have paced my wife for all 7 of her marathons and in her 7th marathon, her first Boston in 2009, she set a PR (3:26).  Seeing her excitement as she crossed the finish line is my best marathon memory.  Only 3.5 years earlier, she ran her first marathon in 4:29. 


Why do you pace?


Since my wife started running marathons, I have been her coach and pacer for all 7 that she has done.  I have found that I get more excited when she does well than I ever did when I broke a PR.


Tell us your best pacing experience.


See my best marathon memory above.


Why should someone run in your pace group?


I have a very good sense of humor and will keep everyone in good spirits.  Also, I have run 17 marathons and can provide training and race day advice.


Any tips for runners about to join your group?


Assuming that you put in the necessary training, the actual marathon is more mental than anything.  Staying positive and pushing all negative thoughts out of your mind is very important for marathon success.  Also, be thankful for your blessings and the ability to run.    


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