JASON BATTERSON

Hometown: Richmond, VA

Background: Ran the 800 in high school. Walked on and promptly off of the UVA track team. After a 20-year break, I started running again at age 38 with the goal of losing weight and breaking 20 minutes for 5k. Both happened very quickly, and now I am just trying to see how much I can beat my high school XC times by as a masters runner.

Masters PRs:

Mile: 4:52 (Encinitas Mile, 2016)

5K: 16:22 (Crazy 8's 5K XC, 2017)

10K:   34:24 (Scripps Ranch Old Pros 10K,  2016)

Half Marathon:   1:16:22 (San Diego Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon, 2017)

Marathon: 2:45 (Phoenix Marathon, 2017)

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The Fun Questions:

Favorite Race: Carlsbad 5000

Favorite Workout: Easy trail days.

Words to Live By: "So many things are possible just as long as you don't know they're impossible." -Norton Juster

Why I Choose to Run for PRT: In my first year getting of back into running, I kept seeing PRT singlets at the front of every race. I started coming to the Sunday runs, had fun with the team, and wanted to be one of the guys at the front of every race. It's very motivating to be surrounded by people who make it obvious how much faster I ought to be able to go.

Favorite PRT Memory: Hot tubbing in Big Bear, 2016.

What I Like to Do Besides Running: Between running and writing a math curriculum for bright elementary schoolers called Beast Academy, I try to take my kids Parker and Ada skiing as much as possible.