Monday, July 20, 1981

Mere Mortals

I seem to gravitate towards larger races with lots of participants.  One of the things that these large races have started to do is have running celebrities in attendance - it's really fun.  You can chat them up, get tips on training, and try to rub up on them to gain some speed via osmosis.

Anyway, here are a few of the notables that I've been able to meet over the years.

Bart Yasso and I (I was recently told this should be "and me", but Me'm not changing it) along with Laura at the NYC marathon, Nov 2103

Jeff Galloway and I at the Missoula Marathon! Took this pic after running 10 seconds, walking 3 seconds, and running 10 seconds to grab him

Andrew Lemoncello - Olympic steeplechaser at Boston 2013
Would have made the Brit Marathon team in 2012 if not for injury

Kara Goucher and Shalane Flanagan  at Boston 2013
Probably the two fastest USA female marathoners right now
Trust me, they think I'm hilarious - totally not for "show"

A very pregnant Lauren Fleshman and I at Boston 2013. (mostly a 5000m runner)
She was SUPER nice and has her own energy bar line - Picky Bars

Adam Goucher and I  at Boston 2013.
Also, I've heard he is/was a pretty good 5000m runner in his day

Editor in Chief of Runner's World: David Willey!  
As you can tell from the picture below, Dave sort of looks like Captain America.
Dave and I.  He even smelled good. 
Smelled like a mixture of sawdust, tender touches, and oh my god I miss him so much

Bart Yasso and I at the St George Marathon expo - Oct 2012

Josh Cox and I (Rock and Roll Providence August 2012)

Trisha Miller, 2012 RnR AZ winner

Alan Culpepper and I (RnR AZ Course Announcement 09.29.11)

2011 Boston Marathon Runner Up Desi Davila and I (6/3/11 - San Diego Marathon Expo)

London Marathon winner Dick Beardsley and I 
(Oklahoma City Marathon Expo - 5/1/2011)

4 time Boston marathon winner and 4 time NYC marathon winner Bill Rodgers and I 
(Oklahoma City Marathon Expo - 5/1/2011)

Olympic Silver Medalist and NYC Marathon winner Meb Keflezighi and I (RnR AZ Expo - 1/16/2011)

Olympic Silver Medalist and NYC Marathon winner Meb Keflezighi and I  (again)
(RnR Seattle Expo - 6/26/2010)

Ryan Hall and I (RnR AZ 1/17/2010)

Hal Higdon and I (Twin Cities Marathon Expo)


Tricia said...

I'm confused as to why the picture of me and you isnt up here. Do you need me to foward it to you?

Anonymous said...

Seriously, dude. NO picture of you with Tricia? thin ice, my man, thiiiinnnnn ice.

Kovas said...

Kind of disappointed you changed shirts in some of the pictures.

Kovas said...

Blog owner approval, since when? Are you blocking my calls?

Tricia said...

ha!came back to look for the update with my pic. still not here.

I dont know who anonymous is..but I like them

(and swear I didnt pay them for that comment)

sisurunner said...

Why is there a picture of someone washing a set of earbuds in the corner of your picture w/You & Meb?

I can only assume there is going to be a picture from this weekend included soon on this page.

Anonymous said...

Ryan, son, nephew...which immediate relation do you have with him?

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