Name: Rae Clark
Home: Auburn, CA - Endurance Capital of the World
Date and name of first marathon: Mayor's Cup Marathon, San Francisco, 1978
Number of marathons completed: 178
Number of CIMs completed: 24
Marathon PR: 2:28:53
Marathon awards: 12 top finisher overall
Marathon finish of which you are most proud: my PR 2:28:53 at Las Vegas (1989) because I trained hard and it paid off. I felt strong the whole way.
Number of ultra marathons completed: 134
Ultra marathon awards: 30 top finisher overall
Event finish of which you are most proud and why: SRI Chinmoy 100-Mile National Championship (NYC, 1989) and the 24-Hour Megan's Run. I set American Records at both events.
How many Boston Marathons: 5
Coaching experience: 11 years of track and field, 10 years of cross country both youth and high school
Other pacing experiences: I have paced dozens of runners to personal bests during the last 23 years. I've had a great time pacing the 3:20 group at the 2001 and 2002 CIMs, the 3:30 group at CIM 2003, and the 3:10 group at the 2004 CIM, the 3:30 group in 2005, 2006, 2007, and the 3:50 group in 2008 and 2009.
Other hobbies: Backpacking, hiking, biking
Anything else you think your Pace Group would like to know about you: I have paced many individuals in the past and my CIM pace team leader experiences have been so positive that I am looking forward to doing it again this year!