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 115 full marathons, 1 Ultra, and 65 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: 19 states (+DC), 5 Canadian provinces, and 35 countries (including Antarctica and North Pole) - 31 states, 5 provinces and 15 countries to go
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
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 Nov 5, 2023]
Full Marathons* - 115
Half Marathons - 65
Number of Ultras - 1
Number of Countries^ - 35
^run only a half-marathon in 7 of these 34; "Countries" list includes Antarctica and North Pole