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Asst. Manager (Charleston)
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Running History: Started running at age 12 to keep up with Dad while he jogged in the park. First taste of success was during eighth-grade year (BHMS county champs). Ran varsity four years in High School (Huntington East). Selected three times all-state in Cross Country. Ran for Marshall University, three years on scholarship. Made USA national duathlon team four times, raced at Duathlon World Championships twice, as well as Spartan Elite World Championships. Have completed iron and sprint distance triathlons, marathons, ultra marathons, adventure races, and multiple mountain and road bike races.
Motivation: My nephew Preston Brewster.
Favorite Quote: “Adversity causes some to break, causes others to break records.”
Favorite Running Memory: First college race after two years of physical therapy following auto accident.
Running History: I ran my first 5k at age 9 and beat my step-dad. I thought that was pretty cool and I’ve been running ever since! I ran through high school and then four years at Marshall. GO HERD!
Motivation: My motivation changes every day, right now I run to stay fit. I ran for a team for 10 years, so it’s kind of nice to run for me now… no pressure!
Favorite Quote: The faster you run the faster you’re done!
Favorite Running Memory: My best running memory was anchoring the winning Ohio Div.1 4×800 at the State meet my senior year of high school. What a day!
Favorite Shoe: My favorite shoe ever was the Saucony Guide 2, I think I went through about 7 pairs of them! Right now I run mostly in the Topo Magnifly.
Favorite Run/Race: My favorite race is the 1500 on the track, but I really love the atmosphere of local 5k races and seeing such a variety of people having a great time running together.
Running History: I began running in 7th grade and really enjoyed it but didn’t actually LOVE running until my sophomore year of high school when I started running again.
Motivation: I guess my original motive was that I’ve always been competitive and never liked losing so I just enjoyed the challenge of beating people. But after a while, I became motivated to be the best in my high school and then to get a college scholarship.
Favorite Quote: Anything Jimmy V said in his ESPY’s speech.
Favorite Running Memory: I’d have to say my best memory was making it to states in cross country my senior year (which, in hindsight, doesn’t seem to impressive or difficult) but I was basically the only runner on my high school team and was a huge underdog and Brooke High doesn’t have much of a running program so it was pretty awesome coming across the finish line knowing I made it to states.
Favorite Shoe: Mizuno Rider/Saucony Kinvara
Favorite Run/Race: My favorite race as of now would probably be the 800. It is just a different feeling of pain and enjoyment somehow mixed in to one. There’s no feeling like the last 200 of an 800, especially if you’re passing people or in a close race.
Running History: I started competitively running during my first year of college. My first two years were spent running at a junior college in New Jersey - Where my brother and I lead the team to a second place finish at nationals. After two years I transferred to The University of Charleston to run Cross Country and Track - and the rest is history.
Motivation: To hit some hot PRs and help lead UC to it's first conference track title
Favorite Quote:"It's the trial of miles, the miles of trials."
Favorite Running Memory: Winning the Fordham Fiasco in New York With my team - and beating some stiff competition in the process.
Favorite Shoe: Saucony Ride
Favorite Run/Race: Duke Invitational