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I am a technology executive and a marathon runner. What started as a casual hobby back in 2010 with a 5k in February of that year, grew quickly into a running adventure that continued until Covid put the brakes on it in February 2020. After the long Covid lockdown gap, I have started running races again in October 2021.
I ran my very first full marathon in October 2010 in Chicago and have run 112 full marathons, 1 Ultra, and 57 half-marathons so far. Although I didn't have any specific goals in mind (other than to lose a significant portion of my 250+ lbs. body weight) in the beginning, I started to define some running goals to keep me going.
I have completed a full marathon in all the 50 States plus DC. I have run in all the 7 continents including Antarctica, and have also run a marathon in North Pole. I have also completed the World Marathon Majors (Chicago, Boston, New York, London, Berlin and Tokyo).
My current goal is to run a half-marathon in all the 50 states (+DC), run in all the Canadian provinces, and run in 50 countries.
Current progress: 16 states (+DC), 5 Canadian provinces, and 34 countries (including Antarctica and North Pole) - 34 states, 5 provinces and 16 countries to go
The Antarctic Ice Marathon is run over the classic 42.195km (26.2 miles) marathon distance
Recognized by Guinness World Records as the Southernmost Marathon on Earth
The race was initially operated at Patriot Hills, Antarctica but changed to Union Glacier, Antarctica in 2010
I ran this race on November 25, 2016
North Pole Marathon
The FWD North Pole Marathon ® is run over the classic 42.195km (26.2 miles ) marathon distance
Only certified marathon that is run entirely 'on' water, the frozen water of the Arctic Ocean
Recognized by Guinness World Records as the Northernmost Marathon on Earth
I ran this race on April 16, 2018
World Marathon Majors
Chicago Marathon - October 10, 2010
London Marathon - April 17, 2011
Boston Marathon - April 21, 2014
New York City Marathon - November 2, 2014
Berlin Marathon - September 27, 2015
Tokyo Marathon* - February 26, 2017
* Ran Tokyo also on February 27, 2011 before it joined World Marathon Majors
Marathon in every state in the US
How it went from 0 to 50 States
2010 - IL, VA (2)
2011 - CA, NV, PA (3)
2012 - AL, FL, MO, OK, TX, UT, WI (7)
2013 - AZ, GA, HI, IN, MI, MN, OH (7)
2014 - AK, AR, IA, MA, MS, NC, ND, NE, NY, OR, SC, SD, TN, VT (14)
2015 - CT, DE, ID, KY, LA, MT, NH, NJ, RI, WA, WV, WY (12)
2016 - CO, KS, MD, ME, NM (5)
and in March 2018 I ran a Marathon in DC - completing the goal of 50 States + DC
Where have I run?
United States of America
Race Stats [as of Feb 26, 2023]
Full Marathons* - 112
Half Marathons - 58
Number of Ultras - 1
Number of Countries^ - 34
^run only a half-marathon in 7 of these 34; "Countries" list includes Antarctica and North Pole