Brad Poppele

Club Member Since 6/27/2010

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City: Manitou Springs State: CO

Favorite Shoe: Brooks Size: 9

Age: 48.8 years old

Marital Status: In a relationship

What I do for work:

Places I’ve called home and why I like where I am now:
New Jersey, Wisconsin. I moved to Colorado after falling in love with the area when I visited in 2008 to do Pikes Peak Marathon. Moved to Colorado Springs August 2010. Moved to Manitou Springs August 2012.

When I started running and what got me started:
Started running in 2004. My brother was into marathons and got me hooked.

What does running mean to me:
Running is very important to me. It's my passion.

Running accomplishments: View my Pikes Peak Ascent/Marathon results
I have run 32 marathons and 8 ultra marathons.
My PR in the marathon is 2:42.

What I like about trail/mountain running:
The terrain and the views.

Favorite running trail and why:
Barr Trail, Waldo Canyon, Quarry and Round Up trails at Red Rock Canyon.

Favorite trail/mountain race and why:
North Face endurance run Madison, Wisconsin. This was my first ultra and loved the course. Challenging but not too hard.

Best running experience:
CIM first time breaking 3 hours in the marathon.
Boston marathons 2007 & 2008. Both memorable years.
2007 was the noreaster year and was almost cancelled.
2008 was the best weather and ran a marathon PR that year.
I ran a negative split for the second half and was proud
of that.

Worst running experience:
Have not had anything bad happen other than bonking on some runs.

Neatest thing found on a run:
Runners High!

Other hobbies and interests:
Hiking 14ers.

Other stuff:
My current goal is a sub 2:40 marathon.

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