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About me

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 a long gap, I started running races again in October 2021, and ran the Bank of America Chicago Marathon on October 10, 2021

I ran my very first full marathon in October 2010 in Chicago and have run 109 full marathons and 53 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 Antarctic, 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, run in all the Canadian provinces, and run in 50 countries.

Current progress: 15 states, 5 Canadian provinces, and 33 countries. (35 states, 5 provinces and 17 countries to go)

Antarctic Marathon

  • 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 - Six Star Medal

World Marathon Majors

  1. Chicago Marathon - October 10, 2010

  2. London Marathon - April 17, 2011

  3. Boston Marathon - April 21, 2014

  4. New York City Marathon - November 2, 2014

  5. Berlin Marathon - September 27, 2015

  6. 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 I completed the 50 States Goal

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?

  1. United States of America

  2. Antarctica

  3. Australia

  4. Austria

  5. Bahamas

  6. Brazil

  7. Canada

  8. Cayman Islands

  9. Cyprus

  10. Czech Republic

  11. Denmark

  12. Finland

  13. France

  14. French Polynesia

  15. Germany

  16. Greece

  17. Iceland

  18. India

  19. Israel

  20. Italy

  21. Japan

  22. Malta

  23. Mexico

  24. New Zealand

  25. North Pole

  26. Norway

  27. Peru

  28. Singapore

  29. South Africa

  30. Spain

  31. Sweden

  32. Switzerland

  33. United Kingdom

Race Stats [as of Oct 10, 2021]

  • Full Marathons* - 109

  • Half Marathons - 53

  • Number of Ultras - 1

  • Number of Countries^ - 33

*includes Ultra

^run only a half-marathon in 6 of these 33