I have registered to run the 2023 NYC Marathon in New York City, and I am truly excited to team up with 'Autism Speaks' and raise funds in support of a cause that is very important to me. 

Join me in my efforts to support Autism Speaks!

Autism, or autism spectrum disorder, refers to a range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates 1 in 54 children is on the autism spectrum.

Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the lifespan, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of autism spectrum disorder; and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions. They empower people with autism and their families with resources, online tools and information covering the life span. 

Autism Speaks enhances lives today and is accelerating a spectrum of solutions for tomorrow.

Thank you for helping me reach my goal. Your support is greatly appreciated!

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 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 117 full marathons, 1 Ultra, and 74 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: 20 states (+DC), 5 Canadian provinces, and 37 countries (including Antarctica and North Pole) - 30 states, 5 provinces and 13 countries to go

Antarctic Marathon

North Pole Marathon

World Marathon Majors - Six Star Medal

World Marathon Majors

* 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

Where have I run?

Race Stats [as of June 9, 2024]

*includes Ultra

^run only a half-marathon in 7 of these 34; "Countries" list includes Antarctica and North Pole