Aaron Gale

Running Stats

Marathon – 2:58:35 (2012 LA Marathon)
Half Marathon – 1:21:05 (2012 San Francisco 2nd Half Marathon)
10K – 36:51 (2012 10K @ Hollywood Half Marathon)
5K – 17:55 (2008)

Personal Information

I started running with 2 years of high school cross country (2005-06) at The Buckley School in Sherman Oaks. Though never very fast in high school, I fell in love with the sport after some friends and I ran the 2005 LA Marathon on a whim; certainly not the wisest decision, but without it I would never have become the runner I am today. I ran recreationally and trained on my own for college and the first 2 years thereafter, Now with the ARC Racing Project, I am so incredibly happy and excited to be training and racing with a competitive team for the first time in 6 years.

Why do you love to run?

I love running for seemingly a million different reasons; running is the best exercise I know for the body and the mind, it’s given me many of my greatest lasting friendships, and it has taught me more about toughness and hard work than any other activity ever could have. Just as in life, running only rewards those who come ready to work day after day. Being a runner has shaped who I am and how I approach life, and has become a part of me that I don’t know how to function without. To put it simply, I run because I have no idea how not to, and I wouldn’t want it any other way.