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Run It Fast at the Boston Marathon

Run It Fast Club members will be representing at the Boston Marathon this year! There will be quite a few members there from Tennessee, Mississippi, New York, Arizona, Illinois, Indiana, California, South Carolina, Oregon, and New Hampshire. They’ll all be going for the medal shown above, probably a PR too, and hopefully an Age Group win or two. Whatever their goals, we are so happy and proud that Run It Fast members will be running it fast from Hopkinton, up Heartbreak Hill, and across the finish line in Boston.

Check out our list of Run It Fast Club members who will be there and send them some good luck and well wishes:

RIF #159 Diane Bolton (Bib #26967) will be running her 4th Boston Marathon. Diane is a running machine and just recently completed marathons in Antarctica and Chile in her quest to run this world. Go Diane!

 RIF #28 Kenneth Williams (Bib #20561) has run Boston over 10 times. He’s not only a runner but a coach as well and has travelled the world to run marathons. You can follow him on Twitter here @MarathonKoach and check out his Run It Fast Profile here for more fun facts: Kenneth Williams Profile.

RIF #105 Kathy Shirley (Bib #20098) will be running her 3rd Boston Marathon. You can follow Kathy on Twitter @ipoddess

RIF #92 Steven Lee (Bib #6645) will be running his first Boston Marathon this year. He completed his 50 States quest at the Honolulu Marathon in December and has run a sub 4 marathon in all 50 states. You can follow him on Twitter here: @steventlee

RIF #206 Gary Krugger (Bib #309) will be running his 5th Boston on Monday. He ran a 2:44:48 there last year…when it was hot. It will be exciting to see what he does this year with better weather.

RIF #124 Michelle Walker (Bib #13916) will be running her 1st Boston Marathon. She also just recently completed marathons in Chile and Antarctica. You can follow her on Twitter here @MarathonMomof6, read about her Road to Boston here: Road to Boston, or check out her profile to learn more about her here: Michelle Walker Profile.

RIF #79 Dallas Smith (Bib #18431) will be running his 6th Boston Marathon on Monday. The last 2 years, Dallas finished 2nd in his Age Group! Go Dallas! He also holds quite a few Age records in the state of Tennesse. You can follow him on Twitter here @smithbend and check out his blog here: http://dallasfallsforward.blogspot.com/.

RIF #70 Chuck Engle (Bib #276) “Marathon Junkie” has run a sub 3 hour marathon in all 50 states and has over 275 sub 3 hour marathons on his resume. You can follow him on Twitter here: @MarathonJunkie and read more about him on his blog here: MarathonJunkie.

RIF #101 David Wingard (Bib #19810) will be running his 2nd Boston Marathon. He just completed his quest to run a marathon in each state at the Walt Disney World Marathon. You can follow him on Twitter here: @CockyDW.

RIF #261 Kerri Haskins (Bib #23693) will be running her 1st Boston Marathon. Kerri is on a quest to run a marathon in every state and has only 5 states to go! You can follow her on Twitter here @khrunner0815 and check out her Run It Fast Profile for more fun running facts here: Kerri Haskins Profile.

RIF #139 JD Leman (Bib #3575) is running his 1st Boston Marathon on Monday. It will be only his 4th full marathon. You can follow JD on Twitter here: @lefthash.

RIF #69 Nadia Ruiz Gonzales (Bib #8682) Nadia has completed over 90 marathons and has qualified for Boston over 50 times! You can learn more about her on her Facebook page Nadia Ruiz/Athlete or by checking out her blog: Nadia The Runner. You can also follow her on Twitter here: @IrongirlNadia.

If we left you off it wasn’t intentional. Just message us RunItFast@gmail.com and we’ll add you to the list!!! 🙂

Quite a list, isn’t it? Good luck to everyone running! We will be following along on Monday to see what they are up to. We hope you’ll join us on Monday too and follow along to get the latest info on all the Run It Fast Club members…and oh, yeah…the elites who will be running as well. 😉

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Run It Fast – The Club Profile Kenneth Williams #28

Kenneth Williams #28

This week’s Run It Fast – The Club profile is Kenneth Williams #28. Kenneth, aka MarathonKoach, has been running for a long time and has traveled the world to do it! But it’s not about what he gets from running that matters most to him…it’s what he can give back.

Check out his amazing story:

Name:  Kenneth Williams
RIF #:    28
Website:  www.team26pt2.com
Twitter: @marathonkoach
Facebook: Kenneth Williams

Years Running:  35
Favorite Race Distance: The marathon
Favorite PR:  I ran two 3:34s at age 66.  They were only 9 minutes off my marathon PR, 25 years before.
Favorite Race:  Coke 10k, Corinth, MS.  I’m founder and Race Director of the 32 year old 10k

Favorite Bling:  Boston Medallion

Next Race:  Dublin Marathon, Dublin Ireland.  Oct. 28th
What Makes You FEEL Fast?:  Getting a Boston Qualification!


Who inspires your running and why?
My runners!  I coach (Koach) marathoners and have for years. It gives me a huge thrill to see runners accomplish a life-goal like finishing a marathon (or qualifying for Boston).  It’s one of the most rewarding things I’ve ever done.  (I have my RRCA Coaching Certification and I coach free, but often my quota is full)

If you could go for a run with any famous person (living or dead), who would it be and why?
One of my running heroes came tipping up beside me at the Germantown Half Marathon a couple of years ago.  “Boston Billy” Rogers.  We chatted for 5 minutes or so before he eased away.  Obviously, he was just out for a morning jog, but it gave me a thrill!  Like most world class runners, he was so nice and personable.

What is the strangest/funniest thing you’ve ever seen while running?
I was deep in the bush in Africa a few years back and determined to run.  After a few dusty miles, I glanced over my shoulder to see a pack of wild African Cape Hunting Dogs jogging along just off to my side. Don’t know who it frightened more, me or my guide who came rushing to get me in a jeep.  I’ll never forget the sight of seeing the feared pack of wild dogs.

What’s the most beautiful place that you’ve run? 
The most beautiful sight I’ve seen was at the Kilimanjaro Marathon a couple years ago. I was running up a gradual 6 mile ascent and a part of the great mountain broke free from her usual cloud cover and appeared like a gigantic mirage, covering a good portion of the horizon. Awesome sight.

Which of your running routes makes you the happiest and why? 
We have a challenging stretch of highway near my community called Hwy 350.  It’s very difficult, but has taken on rather a cult following of area runners.  New runner’s goals are to “get good enough to where I can run on #350”. We run it every Saturday, sometimes with as many as 30 runners of all abilities.

What running moment are you most proud of? 
I over-took my friend and running student, Joy, at the 25 mile mark in Memphis and begged, fussed and screamed her to a BQ.  She had to have a sub 3:40 and ran a 3:39:54.  I followed her across at 3:39:57.


There were a lot of very cool things in Kenneth’s profile (hello? Kilimanjaro…WOW!) but the one thing that stood out the most is that his proudest moment was about another runner’s achievement. Loved that! He is using his experience as a runner to help other runners achieve their dreams and goals. And he not only encourages his runners but countless others as well with his Coke 10K. The other thing I loved about his responses is all the adventures he’s had with running…and outside of running too. From running in wild places like Africa to kayaking, scuba diving, and sky diving! That’s the kind of life I want to live! Here’s one more photo of him to inspire you. 🙂

Live your dreams!

Thanks for sharing Kenneth and good luck at Dublin (I’m SO jealous!). Run It Fast!

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[All photos submitted by Kenneth Williams]

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Good Luck to all Run It Fast Members Running the Boston Marathon

Good Luck to all Run It Fast Members Running the Boston Marathon

We are pleased to have the following Run It Fast – The Club members running the 116th Boston Marathon on April 16, 2012.

Best of luck to RIF-Club members and readers of Run It Fast that are running the most prestigious marathon in the United States.

Run It Fast Club Members Running Boston:

Kenneth Williams – RIF #28

Scott Stader – RIF #40

Trent Rosenbloom – RIF #57

Jonathan Harrison – RIF #65

Nadia Gonzales – RIF #69

Marathonjunkie – RIF #70

Dallas Smith – RIF #79

Stewart Crouch – RIF #89

Ashley Hook – RIF #97

Kathy Shirley – RIF #105

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(These are the RIF-Club members we’ve heard mention they are running Boston. If you are in the club and we omitted you then please just leave a comment below with your name and we’ll edit the list above to include you.)

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