Sam

Ambassador

Hometown: Adin, California, but I now live here in Las Vegas, Nevada

I Like To Run: Because running allows me to explore new places and areas that many people do not normally see. It gives me a sense of adventure and fulfills my need for exploration.

Running Accomplishments: A sub 20 minute 5k, a sub 45 minute 10k, 10 half marathons, 1 full marathon. I also have competed in 5 sprint triathlons (placing in my age group in 2 of them), an Olympic distance triathlon, an Ironman 70.3, and a full Ironman triathlon.

My Favorite Run: I don’t know if I necessarily have a favorite run, but I love running in mountains, or at least with views of the mountains. The historic railroad hiking trail near Lake Mead is definitely one of my favorites.

When I’m Not Running I Like To: When I’m not running, I like to enjoy time with my wife and daughter hiking the Spring Mountains or Red Rock Canyon. I also enjoy spending time at my job as a civilian air traffic controller at Nellis AFB.

Favorite Quote: “Running is alone time that lets my brain unspool the tangles that build up over days.” -Rob Haneisen