Bob Alexander

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Bob Alexander - 2010 NYC Marathon 10 months after Open-Heart Surgery
2010 NYC Marathon 10 months after Open-Heart Surgery

“Genetic Heart Defect Survivor & Endurance Athlete”

City: Englewood State: CO

Favorite Shoe: Asics DS Trainer Size: 11

Age: 65.8 years old

Marital Status: Married

Family members:
Wife: Karen
Children: Kyle, Tiffany, & Tyler

What I do for work:
Project Manager

Places I’ve called home and why I like where I am now:
Couldn't think of living anywhere else but Colorado.

When I started running and what got me started:
I started running in 1979.

What does running mean to me:
Being active, running, cycling, swimming, triathlons means everything to me.

I donate all my finisher medals to children Congenital Heart Defect survivors.

Running accomplishments: View my Pikes Peak Ascent/Marathon results
Completed the 2010 New York City Marathon just 10 months after having open-heart surgery to repair a life threatening Congenital Heart Valve Defect that was not found until Oct. 2009.

� Completed 26.2 mile (Marathon) run on 12/23/2011 in 4:48

� Complete 52.4 Mile run in 11:37 on Feb. 14, 2011

� Completed Big Sur Marathon on May 1, 2011, just 2 weeks after having a Loop Back Recorder implanted in my chest

� Completed Colorado Colfax Marathon May 15, 2011

What I like about trail/mountain running:
Being alone with my thoughts, the serenity, and movement through beautiful mountains.

Favorite running trail and why:
Bart's Trail. It was my first experience running trails.

Favorite trail/mountain race and why:
Pikes Peak Marathon of course!

Best running experience:
Running the 2010 NYC Marathon just 10 months after having open-heart surgery to repair a genetic heart defect leaking 50% of my blood backwards & Ventricular Arrhythmia that went undetected my entire life and was not found until Oct, 22, 2009

Worst running experience:
Summer 1997 - Running Pikes Peak, I got stuck in a snow storm at 13,000 ft in my tank top and shorts. The Army Core of nurses were hiking and save the day. It was my first.

Neatest thing found on a run:

Running pet peeves:
People that don't throw their gel packets away properly. Hike it in! Hike it out!

Other hobbies and interests:
Family! Reading, writing, giving back.

Other stuff:
Favorite book: Born to Run

2011 Events:

6/10 - 100 mile run on the treadmill at Life Time Fitness Centennial Colorado
7/2 - Leadville Marathon
6/25 - Leadville Trail 100 Training Camp
7/9 - Double Triple Bypass - 240 mile cycling - climb 20,000�
7/23 - Mt. Evans Hill Climb - 27.4 mile cycling race to 14.130�
8/13 - Leadville Trail 100 Mountain Bike Race
8/20 - Leadville Trail 100 Mile Run
10/9 - Denver Rock n Roll Marathon
11/20 Ironman Arizona

Page last modified: 6/15/2011

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