My name is Joe and I am a drive-thru runner.
All of this started back in 1998 when I ran my first Chicago Marathon. After completing it in 4:16, I proclaimed there would be no more marathons. But, that didn’t last long. I came back to Chicago the next year and slid under four hours with a 3:59. At that point, there was no doubt, I was hooked. I kept running and running…
Fast forward to 2005. I ramped up the running and got serious about marathoning. At times, the training was more difficult than some of my previous marathons. But, the training paid off in a big way as I lowered my PR from 3:23 to 3:07. I was finally going to Boston.
So here we are today. I have completed 17 marathons, including Boston and New York. My personal best time sits at 2:36:14, set at the 2011 Los Angeles Marathon.
It was at the LA Marathon where I earned the name “McRunner” and solidified my “drive-thru runner” status. For the 30 days leading up to the marathon, I ate only McDonald’s. Along the way I trained hard and fundraised for Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC). The result? A personal best time and over $40,000 raised for RMHC.
“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.”
- Ray Kroc
Email me: firstname.lastname@example.org