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Teton Dam Marathon

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Idaho Falls,ID,USA

Member Since:

Apr 21, 2007



Goal Type:

Local Elite

Running Accomplishments:

2007 St. George Marathon 2:32:06 (marathon PR)

2014 St. George Marathon 2:32:45 (close to old PR...7 years later!)

2014 Boston Marathon, 2:39:00, 298th OA, 8th AG, 1st Idahoan

2013 Lake Lowell Marathon, 2:48:34 (Course Record), 1st Overall (#6)

2012 Boston Marathon, 2:43:26 (HOT!!), 114th OA, 9th Master OA, 1st Idahoan

2010 B&A Trail Marathon (MD), 2:40:18, 1st Overall (#3), Master's Course Record (still!)

2010 Mesa Falls Marathon, 2:48:55, 1st Overall (#4)

2009 Pocatello Marathon, 2:37:22, 1st Overall (#2)

2011 The M.A.D. Marathon, 2:55:14, 1st OA (training run) (#5)

2006 Teton Dam Marathon, 2:50:48 1st Overall (#1)

2015 Hood to Coast Relay (195 miles), 1st Masters Team (6th OA), 19:59:57, 6:03 avg pace for the team

2008 Ragner Relay Del Sol (182 mile relay) 1st place team 17:04:37, 5:38 pace avg for the team

50,000 lifetime miles from spring 2000 to October 2019.

Logged (on computer) 24,901 miles (circumference of the earth) in 2,889 days (11/29/12)

Short-Term Running Goals:

Keep on running, enjoy it for the sake of running, relax and enjoy

No racing, retired.

Long-Term Running Goals:

Keep running until this old body says no, running for fun.


Born in 1968.  I live in Idaho Falls, ID.  I started running competitively in 2005 and ran my first marathon in 2005. Now retired from competitive racing.

Married for 26 years with two children (20 and 17).

Bend down, O Lord, and hear my prayer;
answer me, for I need your help.
Protect me, for I am devoted to you.
Save me, for I serve you and trust you.
You are my God.
Be merciful to me, O Lord,
for I am calling on you constantly.
Give me happiness, O Lord,
for I give myself to you.
O Lord, you are so good, so ready to forgive,
so full of unfailing love for all who ask for your help.
Listen closely to my prayer, O Lord;
hear my urgent cry.
I will call to you whenever I’m in trouble,
and you will answer me.  - Psalm 86:1-7

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Race: Teton Dam Marathon (26.2 Miles) 02:50:48, Place overall: 1, Place in age division: 1
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I ran right where I wanted to and finished in 2:50:48, good enough for 1st place by about 4 minutes. Ran really controlled through the first half in about 1:24ish, reserving some energy for the hills on the second half. Miles 16-21 are all uphill, especially 16-19 (long, tough grind...steeper than I remember). If the course was a bit easier, I think I would have beat my Boston time and ran in the 2:46-2:48 range.

A young BYU-I kid was running with me through 21 miles (kind of nice having the company and the competition to keep me on pace). At 21 miles, he couldn't hold it any longer and jumped into the porta-john. So, as soon as I heard the door close, I put down the hammer and pushed pretty hard. From about 22 miles on, it is a fast downhill back into the city and then flat through town. I ran the final 4 miles averaging about 6:20 so the kid was going to have to move to catch me. As I said about, ended up about 4 minutes ahead (so I am sure I would have dropped him over the finish, he was breathing awfully hard at 21 miles) and about 3 minutes ahead of the first place relay team (we dropped them at about 9 miles).

I felt great afterwards (not pain or fatigue at all today!). So, I think I am beginning to figure this marathon thing out a little bit.

Feels pretty good to win a race (I won the Teton Dam half marathon last year)! In fact, my splits at 5K, 10K and the half marathon would have won each of those races as well! Chalk it up as the good, the bad and the ugly of small races.

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Race: To Bone and Back 40 mile relay (40 Miles) 04:07:00, Place overall: 1, Place in age division: 1
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Our team won the To Bone and Back 40 mile relay in 4:07, over 20 minutes ahead of the Firth Boys X-country tream.  Our team was Pat Bragassa, Tom and Erik Borschel, John VanOrman, Jon Stoner and me.

I ran the first 5 mile leg in 29:24.

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