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Utah Valley Marathon

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Member Since:

Jul 31, 2009



Goal Type:

Boston Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:

It was an evening in November 2005 that I'll never forget...I was nearing the end of a long term relationship when I needed to unleash some pent-up anger.  I was driving past a baseball park near my house, when something told me to park my car, and just RUN!!  It wasn't long before I moved on with my life and continued running for new reasons.  I now run because I am truly obsessed!  It is a way of life, and I feel incomplete without my weekly runs.  I have completed 28 half marathons, 78 marathons, 7 ultramarathons, and a few other distance runs.


5k:  18:37 Willow Canyon Fun Run  2010

10k:   39:26 Salt Lake Track Club Winter Series 2012

10 Miles:  1:02:15 Emigration 10 Miler 2014

Half Marathon:  1:22:01 Provo Canyon Half  2011

Marathon:  2:56:52  2017 Utah Valley Marathon

50 Miles:  9:22:03 Antelope Island Buffalo Run 2011

100 Miles: 30:40:28 Wasatch 100 2013

Short-Term Running Goals:

Qualify for Boston

Run 100 mile ultramarathon

Sub 3 hour marathon

Beat my old pr's

Long-Term Running Goals:

A marathon in each state, a few ultramarathons....


I have a wonderful wife, Melissa, who does not understand why I would want to punish my body with running marathons, but she is very supportive.  She patiently awaits my arrival at the finish line of most of them.  I slipped on a shirt at the last mile of the Ogden Marathon in 2008, that asked: "Melissa, will you Marry Me?"  It was a wonderful moment!

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Race: Utah Valley Marathon (26.2 Miles) 02:56:52, Place overall: 24, Place in age division: 4

It's been quite some time since I set a new PR!  My last PR was set at the St. George Marathon in 2011 to be exact.  In that race, I set out to break the 3 hour mark, but fell short by 1 minute and 57 seconds.  Ever since, I have had multiple marathon finishes hovering just over 3 hours.  I have really struggled to figure out how to mix the proper training and nutrition.

With this race, I discovered that dropping a few extra pounds could really unlock some of my potential.

From josse on Sat, Jun 17, 2017 at 10:28:49 from

Super excited to see this!! Great job!

From Kam on Thu, Jun 22, 2017 at 20:31:39 from

Congratulations!! It's nice to see a strong performance, a PR performance after a 6 year gap. It gives me a little hope...

Finally UVM runners were rewarded with a great conditions day; obviously you capitalized!

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