Run, Ben, Run!

Why I started running

I first became interested in running in 7th grade when I joined the Memorial Middle School cross country team with the promise of doughnuts after our morning practices. Running quickly became my thing. I continued running all throughout high school, participating in cross country in the fall and track in the spring.

I didn’t run much throughout college. It wasn’t until a year after graduation that I decided I wanted to start running again and get back in shape. In January 2013, I set out to complete a marathon. I achieved that goal nine months later, shedding 35 pounds in the process.

Since finishing that first marathon, I have been hooked. I continue training for the marathon and pushing myself to new personal bests. I run to stay in shape and for the sense of accomplishment and the high it gives me. My long-term running goals are to run a sub 3-hour marathon and someday make it to the Boston Marathon starting line.

Personal Bests

Marathon: 3:03:40 (2015)
Half Marathon: 1:30:33 (2014)

Races

Marathons
Scheels Fargo Marathon (2016) 3:14:47
Bank of America Chicago Marathon (2015) 3:03:40
Grandma’s Marathon (2015) 3:11:25
Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon (2014) 3:36:00
GO! St. Louis Marathon (2014) 3:13:41
IMT Des Moines Marathon (2013) 3:26:45
Sioux Falls Marathon (2013) 3:54:54

Half Marathons
Sioux Falls Half Marathon (2014) 1:30:33

10Ks
Avera Race Against Breast Cancer 10K (2013) 44:01

5Ks
• Sioux Glow 5K (2013) 22:03
• Spearfish CASA 5K (2013) 22:19
• St. Patty’s Day 5K (2013) 21:07

Product Endorsements

Altra
Asics
Belkin
Bodyglide
Feetures
Garmin
GU
HOKA ONE ONE
Nathan
Nike
NipGuards
PowerBar
Runkeeper
SmartWool
Tifosi
TriggerPoint Performance
Ultimate Direction
Under Armour