Evan Close

Evan Close

I started running to quit smoking. As I ran more, I became more competitive with myself and chasing fast times. I still love chasing times, but a run is also my time to decompress.

Hometown: Lakewood, OH

Real Job:  Nurse Practitioner

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Favorite Beer or Wine: Spindrift

Guilty Pleasure: Ben and Jerrys vegan Ice cream.

Other Hobbies: I love skiing and hiking with my kids.

Pets: My adventure buddy, Sway.

Best thing about VFuel: I really love the flavors

Best recovery meal: Vegan Pizza

Favorite trail running memory: I finished 3rd Overall at my first 100k race.

Schedule: Burning River 50m, some other local races

Any advice you want to share with a new athlete?: Be consistent-week to week, month to month, year to year.

Running Accomplishments:

Sub 2:40 marathon, Finishing a 100 mile race, 1:14 half marathon, 2:42 marathon, 3:37 50k (and beating all relay teams), 3rd overall Twisted Branch 100k 2016, completing Speedgoat 50k