I'm running to inspire students
I believe Education = Opportunity
I love taking on epic challenges to inspire students around the world to dream bigger and keep working hard to make it happen.
I was only able to attend my dream schools, UChicago and Cambridge, with the help of scholarships. I'm on a mission to pay it forward by running the world's toughest footraces to help students overcome the financial barriers to college.
This summer I'm chasing Fastest Known Time "FKT" records across several cities
On May 5th I set the Fastest Known Time running between Shanghai's two airports: Hongqiao and Pudong ✈️✈️
It was a 35-mile (57KM) run across urban jungle - 3x longer than the distance between NYC's LaGuardia and JFK - to traverse this sprawling city of 24 million.
I covered the course in 5:46:00 to set the new #ShanghaiFKT
On June 11th I set out from Chicago's O'Hare Airport at sunrise and ran 21 miles (34KM) south to Midway Airport ✈️✈️
I had to jump a barbed-wire fence to exit O'Hare, dodge 100+ potholes, and bolt thru 38 red lights on the path :-)
I covered the course in 2:35:11 to set the new #ChicagoFKT.
I love riffing on running and how we can apply lessons to our daily life
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Did I mention I'm a huge Seahawks fan? :-)
I love cheering with the world's best fans! Go Hawks!
"His fandom started at a young age, wearing his #12 Seahawks jersey to peewee football practice, continuing to represent over the years wearing a Seahawks cap while running some of the toughest footraces in the world." -Seahawks story recapping 777
My running career peaked in November 2016 when Delta Air Lines named me "12 Ambassador" to the Seattle Seahawks and featured my ultra running in TV commercials.
I enjoyed my 15 minutes of fame :-)