Name: Rick Santos
Home: Rancho Cordova, CA
Occupation:VSP Internal Auditor
Date and name of first marathon: 2003 CIM
Number of marathons completed: 16
Number of CIMs completed: 8 (5 as a Pace Team Leader)
Marathon PR: 3:18:06 Napa 2010
Marathon finish of which you are most proud: '05 CIM. I ran under Tim Twietmeyer's 3:20 pace and qualified for Boston. Man that was an awesome feeling! Also ran Boston '07, MCM '07, NYC '08, Chicago '10.
Number of ultra-marathons completed: 30
Ultra marathon awards: Four 100 mile buckles including Umstead 100, Tahoe Rim Trail 100, Leadville Trail 100 and Western States 100.
Event finish of which you are most proud and why: The 2010 Leadville Trail 100 Mile Run. Running 100 miles at altitude is very difficult. The run tested my will and limits.
How many Boston Marathons: 1 - '07, cold, windy and rainy
Other pacing experiences: CIM 2008-2012; 4:05; 3:45; and 3:55 groups. Urban Cow Half 1:50, 2010-12.
Other hobbies: I officate girls ASA fast pitch softball.
Anything else you think your Pace Group would like to know about you: Running and completing a marathon is truly an epic adventure. I love to run with people and I am truly looking forward to meeting and running with you! Rain or shine you will have stories to tell (of your journey) for the rest of your life.