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Salt Lake City,UT,

Member Since:

Apr 19, 2009



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Running Accomplishments:

25 Marathons PR 3:16:08 Ogden Marathon 2014

1st marathon DesNews 2003  4:19 

Freedom 5K July 4th, 2010 18:26 (aided)

Desert News 10K July 24th, 2010 39:11 (aided)

Boston Marathon 2011 3:32:58 

Boston Marathon 2014 3:18:45

Short-Term Running Goals:

Run well at Boston 2020


54 years old, married, love long runs on the road.

Russian champion tries Crocs, commits to racing a marathon in them

Nikolay Chavkin in the video below did 3x1000, first two in Adidas carbon-fiber models, the last one in Crocs. Surprised by the result (2:52, 2:52, 2:50) with the fastest interval done in Crocs, he committed to racing a marathon in Crocs if the video gets 42K likes and 195 comments (for 42 km 195 m, the marathon distance). Nikolay's current marathon PR is 2:14:00. The video was created by a Russian sporting goods store chain. Their moto is "more sports - brighter life", which we think is wonderful, and also deserves a Like. If you want to see a fast marathon in Crocs, go to the video and click the Like button. And make sure to share it with your friends.

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 37.92 Year: 1092.53
Adidas Cobato Lifetime Miles: 376.77
Saucony A2 Lifetime Miles: 431.20
Blue Crocs Lifetime Miles: 1067.28
Barefoot 2010 Lifetime Miles: 61.00
Red Crocs Lifetime Miles: 1381.19
Black Water Clogs Lifetime Miles: 26.73
White Crocs Lifetime Miles: 964.51
Yellow Crocs Lifetime Miles: 1185.25
Asics 2130 #21 Lifetime Miles: 360.55
Trail Shoe Lifetime Miles: 145.25
Barefoot 2011 Lifetime Miles: 10.25
Saucony Kinvara Lifetime Miles: 2936.63
Bike 2011 Lifetime Miles: 164.91
Saucony A5 II Lifetime Miles: 981.49
Saucony Fastwitch 5 Lifetime Miles: 1582.48
Lime Green Crocs Lifetime Miles: 1298.78
Bike 2012 Lifetime Miles: 92.40
Navy Baja Crocs Lifetime Miles: 566.20
Saucony A5 Lifetime Miles: 1498.90
Sandals Lifetime Miles: 164.95
Ocean Blue Crocs Lifetime Miles: 80.75
Bike 2014 Lifetime Miles: 111.00
Saucony Trail Lifetime Miles: 163.95
Barefoot 2015 Lifetime Miles: 0.25
Soucony A6 Lifetime Miles: 792.88
Bike 2015 Lifetime Miles: 45.00
Altra One Lifetime Miles: 2058.93
Topo Lifetime Miles: 82.35
Altra One Orange Lifetime Miles: 2152.40
Altra One Yellow Lifetime Miles: 1709.86
Altra One Black Lifetime Miles: 1327.83
Bike 2018 Lifetime Miles: 928.41
Topo Yellow Lifetime Miles: 46.76
Bike 2018 Conti Lifetime Miles: 113.24
Topo Black Lifetime Miles: 225.05
2019 Trail Bike Lifetime Miles: 29.56
Altra 1 Black #2 Lifetime Miles: 1236.40
Bike 2019 Conti Lifetime Miles: 1080.00
Asics Lifetime Miles: 1526.30
Bike 2020 Lifetime Miles: 136.42
Bike 2021 Lifetime Miles: 12.10
Asics #17 Lifetime Miles: 208.71
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Altra One Orange Miles: 70.10
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16 miles out and back from home 2:25.26

9:05 ave

Altra One Orange Miles: 16.00
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Altra One Orange Miles: 4.65
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4.65 to and from work

Altra One Orange Miles: 9.30
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4.65 to and from work

Altra One Orange Miles: 9.30
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Race: Big Cottonwood Marathon (26.2 Miles) 03:43:46, Place overall: 500, Place in age division: 30
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Perfect day.  I felt the 18 miles of pounding, actually, more like 19.  Mile 24-25 is was also kind of tough with more downhill.

My watch gave out after my 1st mile, which was 7:52.  I didn't care and in the end it's probably good because I would have been discouraged with the 9's for about the last 7 or so miles.  Since I had no watch I kind of kept my eye on the 3:40 pacers.  I was thinking I'd run a 3:45, no where near a PR but it's my 3rd marathon in 2 and half months.  I was okay mentally with a 3:45.

I ran a 3:43:45.99.

I was with the 3:40 pacers around mile 17 and they were 3 minutes ahead of schedule.  So I gave up about 7 minutes from there until the end.

Beautiful sunrise!

Altra One Orange Miles: 26.20
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Altra One Orange Miles: 70.10
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