Keeler North

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Keeler North - Weatherford Trail, San Francisco Peaks, AZ
Weatherford Trail, San Francisco Peaks, AZ

“Get out and get doin'! That's all I've got to say.”

City: Colorado Springs State: CO

Favorite Shoe: Salomon Speedcross 3 Size: 10

Age: 40.2 years old

Marital Status: single

What I do for work:
Manager-on-duty at Flying Horse

Places I’ve called home and why I like where I am now:
Massachusetts, Connecticut, Ohio...
It's the mountains and countless trails that keep me here.

When I started running and what got me started:
2006, College, as a means to stop smoking. Wouldn't say I was addicted but I was quickly descending into that realm. One day I just decided to go on a run, six miles, and with a few days of doing it I found that if I pushed my body hard enough I could forget about those nicotine urges. Tacked on more miles with each passing week until it was a normal deal to run 14 miles a day through Flagstaff. I stayed with the it, ran first marathon in 2007, first 100 miler in 2012. I'm a finisher, a winner, a DNFer, DNSer, and haven't a regret in the world!

What does running mean to me:
It's the best way to find meaning in other things.

Running accomplishments: View my Pikes Peak Ascent/Marathon results
Sedona Marathon 2007 28th place, 3:50:36, 8:48 pace
Soulstice Mountain Trail Run 2007 1:40:10, 8:42
Vasque Golden Leaf Half Marathon 2008 70th place 1:57:55
Denver Marathon 2008 243rd place, 3:34:45
Denver Marathon 2009 182nd place, 3:31:01
Cleveland Marathon 2010 114th place, first BQ, 3:10:41
Classic 10k 2010 39:52.45
Heart and Sole 10k 2010 40:23
9/11 Remember the Brave Run for Remembrance 10k 2010
Fans on the Field 10k 2010 40:02
Rock and Roll Las Vegas Marathon 2010 3:09:41, BQ
Bolder Boulder 10k 2011
Colorado Marathon 2011 2:58:59, BQ
American Discovery Trail Marathon 2011. 2:59:00, BQ
Boston Marathon 2012 3:20:15
Pony Express 100-Miler 2012, 1st place 21:05:00
Cheyenne Mountain Trail 50k 2013, DNF
Leadville Trail 100 2013, DNF
24 Hours of Boulder 50k, 2nd place, 4:38
Greenland Trail 50k, 23rd place, 4:54:53

Leadville Trail 100 2014 FINISH!, 153rd place (of 360), 27:51:45
Revel Rockies Marathon 2015 3:09:33.11
Mohican Trail 100 2015 DNF...but also an accomplishment because of lessons learned.

Silverheels 100 2016 DNF...A hell of a battle throughout.
Rim Rock Marathon 2017...5th place....3:24:57
Headlands 100 2019 FINISH...35th place...32:11:45

Random Outings:
First Marathon Distance from Medina, OH to Akron (2006)
50-miler to Divide and Back (2011)
42-miler to Blue Mountain Ranch in Florissant (2011)
50-miler to Castle Rock (2011)

58-miler from COS Downtown East to Falcon, North to Black Forest, West to Palmer Lake, South to Mining Museum

64-miler to Denver (2014)

What I like about trail/mountain running:
Peace and quiet.

Favorite running trail and why:
Section 16
Beautiful Views

Favorite trail/mountain race and why:
Pikes Peak Ascent because it's right in my backyard!

Best running experience:
Winning a 100-miler

Worst running experience:
Getting kicked off the road by a statey during a training run. No running allowed on US 24!

Neatest thing found on a run:
A pocket knife on the side of US 24

Running pet peeves:
Rocks in shoes.

Something non running related that no one would guess about me:
When I was 4 I got lost at Plymouth Plantation and it took my parents all day to find me.

Other hobbies and interests:
Skiing, Acting, Writing, Fly Fishing, Working with Kids

Other stuff:

Western States!
Winning another ultramarathon

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