Our 2024 LA Marathon training season officially kicked off on Saturday, September 23! Over the next few weeks, we will introduce our awesome LA Marathon Pace Leaders as well as our Marathon Coach. Find out why they run and some fun facts that could spark a conversation during your next group run! This week, we meet Bryan and Keith, our Pace Leaders for our 11 Minute Pace Group!
Name: Bryan Felber
Which group do you run with? 11 minute pace group
How long have you been with the Pasadena Pacers? Since 2017
How many marathons have you run? 7
Why do you run? Cuz it feels AWESOME and makes me feel like anything’s possible.
Favorite post run snack/meal? Guava and cream cheese danishes from Tropicana 😉
Running Mantra: Don’t stop.
Occupation: Video editor and filmmaker
Hometown: Westlake Village, CA
What do you do for fun? Spend romantic evenings with my wife, hike, travel to funky AirBnB’s
Do you have a secret talent? (Please share): I speak Czech and took French classes for a year and a half but now I can only say ca c’est bon.
Anything else you’d like your fellow Pacers to know? Follow your heart, listen to your body, and feed your body well!
Name: Keith Bambacigno
Which group do you run with? Team 11
How long have you been with the Pasadena Pacers? 9 years
How many marathons have you run? 9 Total (7 LAM, 1 Big Sur, 1 Marine Corps)
Why do you run? I love the feeling of running outside…with and without others.
Favorite post run snack/meal? Egg/Bacon/Sausage Sandwich
Running Mantra: “I Run To Eat”
Hometown: Temple City
What do you do for fun? Love Concerts/Music (and Movies)
Do you have a secret talent? (Please share): I make pretty good guacamole.
Anything else you’d like your fellow Pacers to know? I’m very grateful for the Pacers. The hardest thing about training for a marathon is showing up. So just keep showing up!