Benjamin Smith

Club Member Since 11/21/2009

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“GO HARD, OR GO HOME!!!”

City: Colorado Springs State: CO

Favorite Shoe: Brooks Size: 9.5/10

Age: 36.3 years old

Marital Status: Happily Married

Family members:
Wife (Erika), 2 daughters (Madison, 9 & Kennedy, 6), 2 dogs (MacArthur, Boxer/American Bulldog & Frank, Japanese Chin)

What I do for work:
US Army, Infantry Officer

Places I’ve called home and why I like where I am now:
Home of Record-Raleigh, NC; 2nd-Fort Bragg, NC; 3rd-Yongson, Korea; 4th-Fort Benning, GA; 5th-Baumholder, Germany; 6th-Fort Benning, GA (AGAIN!); 7th-Fort Carson, CO [Definitely my favorite place so far! This place is so beautiful and God given!]

When I started running and what got me started:
Actually got into running in high school back in the mid-90s, but got back into it heavy because of the military. I have unfortunately had a few surgeries so I am determined to get back "good" at it!

What does running mean to me:
I love the way it makes me feel... so free and lively! Also, it gives me something to work toward and push the limits!

Running accomplishments:
No official records or accomplishments yet!

What I like about trail/mountain running:
I enjoy the freedom it gives you to just be yourself; and the challenge is a rush!

Favorite running trail and why:
None yet that have left an impression... I am looking forward to the Peak!

Favorite trail/mountain race and why:
None yet!

Worst running experience:
After a few unfortunate surgeries, I actually have a few bad experiences...

Neatest thing found on a run:
Deer skull... my daughters loved it!

Running related bathroom stop story:
None yet???

Other hobbies and interests:
I love church (Christian), working-out, bikes (road and mountain), motorcycles, JEEP'IN, hunting & fishing...

Page last modified: 11/27/2009


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