In HS, he was far from a star as he put up times of 4:27 for 1600 and 9:46 for 2 miles at Pottsgrove HS in PA. In college, he put up pbs of just 14:52 and 31:45.
Check out what his Hartford bio said about him as a junior in college.
Well guess what? Now he has a marathon pb of 2:15:58 as today he ran and won the Eversource Hartford Marathon in his debut.
… raced to a personal-best finish in the mile at the America East Championship, placing 17th overall (4:30.37) … posted a season- and personal-best 3,000-meter time of 9:14.07 at the Dartmouth Invitational.
OUTDOOR: … set the 10,000-meter school record with a time of 32:34.47 at the University of Massachusetts Spring Meet …
Pretty incredible. I found a bio on written on him after he ran 63:57 for the half in Houston.
Sounds like an old school guy who definitely would gets praise from the blue-collar running fans as he works a full-time job.
“I run every day after work, usually anywhere between 10 to 12 miles,” he said. “And then a long run on Sunday.”