Antonio Eppolito

Club Member Since 2/17/2003

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Antonio Eppolito - memorial park in Manitou Springs base of Pikes Peak
memorial park in Manitou Springs base of Pikes Peak








“sporting the predeployment haircut in Jan 2003 and the Moss Brown jacket circa 1980...62 thousand miles ago”


City: Washington State: DC

Favorite Shoe: Newton Size: 10

Age: 49.4 years old

Marital Status: married to Fay

Family members:
Louis (canine), Omar (feline)

What I do for work:
Air Force Flight Surgeon/Family Practice Physician at Pentagon

Places I’ve called home and why I like where I am now:
--snowy Syracuse NY; then Rochester NY; then Washington DC; then Izmir,Turkey; then Colorado where after 34 years living at...and 20 years running at sea level, I finally discovered that Rocky Mountain "running high", then back to sea level in Hawaii, then back to mile high elevation in Albuquerque, NM, now back to sealevel in DC

When I started running and what got me started:
started running freshman year high school cross country in 1983
because I was too small for any other sport

What does running mean to me:
--we should be the lead agents in environmental stewardship

Running accomplishments: View my Pikes Peak Ascent/Marathon results
--ran the Pikes Peak Ascent in 2002, the Vail Hill Climb in 2004, the Kilauea Volcano Crater Rim 10 miler in 2005 and 2006, La Luz Trail Ascent on Sandia Peak in 2008

What I like about trail/mountain running:
--concrete kills

Favorite running trail and why:
--Gold Camp Road, for the same reason that Teddy Roosevelt gave

Favorite trail/mountain race and why:
--Alpine Classic in Jordan-Elbridge, NY, a mid summer staple that is no more, although I heard (in response to this web page)that it has been revived in another form

Best running experience:
--Syracuse Mountain Goat 10 Miler, annual rite of Spring in upstate NY, that would be the old original classic Goat course, not the flatter/easier course they have now

Worst running experience:
--second wave of the Ascent, sidestepping and saying "on your left" 800 times

Neatest thing found on a run:
--the inside of dormant volcanic craters: Nemrut Dag volcano in eastern Turkey, Haleakala in Maui, Kilauea on Big Island of Hawaii

Running related bathroom stop story:
--the starting gun went off while I was in the portable latrine before a college cross country race on the grounds of the Saratoga Springs Perfoming Arts Center (SPAC), in NY, on a fine autumnal Friday evening, I blasted out of there, frantically pulling off my sweats and tripping over untied shoelaces as I ran to make up the 100 meter head start that I gave the field

Running pet peeves:
no talking during intervals, no baby carriages on the track,

Other hobbies and interests:
--amateur historian

Other stuff:
turned 40 and discovered the ice bath

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