I am a VFuel Athlete and 2:19 marathoner. I have been running since the age of 11 and have not looked back.
I have really enjoyed being able to travel and have such great experiences as an athlete. I am lucky to have great family and sponsor support, which has made it possible for me to keep me in the sport. As everyone knows it's hard to make a living as a runner, but I have been blessed with a drive and determination to push the limits in whatever it is I do. I enjoy discovering new places that I may never have seen or visited if it wasn’t for my running.
I am also a husband and father of two. Alden is 20 months and Leeim will be born later this summer.
I have a full time job working as a Precious Metals Clerk in Corning, NY at the World Kitchen Inc. Plant. The job carries a lot of responsibility. What I do on a daily basis determines whether or not the plant will be able to run.
I typically run anywhere from 80-120 miles a week depending on the week. I live a very busy life, but I am very well supported and I have a great family that allows me to train when I need to train. I feel very blessed to do what I have done to this point, and look forward to more success (along with some inevitable failures along the journey) as I try to be the best dad, husband and runner that I can be.
Hometown: Addison, NY
Guilty Pleasure: Energy Drinks and Doritos!
Other Hobbies: Traveling, camping and spending time with my wife and son.
Best thing about VFuel: Taste Good, and is Crucial to my training regime, I do not leave the door without one. I also consume one every day at work!
Best recovery meal: Dr. Pepper or an energy drink and some pasta.
Favorite running memory: Winning my first marathon.
#1 Running goal for 2014: Qualify for the 2016 US Olympic Marathon Trials and Run Sub 2:20.
2014 Talahasee Marathon, 1st place
2013 Mississippi Blues Marathon, 7th place
2013 Tobacco Road Marathon, 1st place
2013 Knoxville Marathon, 1st place
2013 Kentucky Derby Marathon, 3rd place
2013 Pocono Mountain Run for the Red Marathon, 2nd place
2013 Gods Country Marathon, 1st place
2013 Mill Race Marathon, 3rd place
2013 Mohawk Hudson River Marathon, 1st place
2013 Greensboro Marathon, 1st place
2012 Breast Cancer Marathon, 6th place
2012 Gods Country Half Marathon, 1st place
2012 Movie Madness Half Marathon, 1st place
2012 ING Hartford Marathon, 6th place
2012 Manchester City Marathon