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Spotlight on Seth Kramer

For many, tackling a marathon is a bucket-list item—like skydiving, bungee jumping, or traveling the globe. 0.5 percent of the U.S. population have run a full marathon, that's an elite number of folks who lace up their running shoes and hit the ground running. Front Runners Fort Lauderdale has members that have completed a marathon, even ultra-marathons, but we only have one member that has surpassed 150 Marathons and numerous ultra marathons. So it's no wonder we needed to find out a little more about Seth.

What got you into running?

My dad died at 49. We were both BIG guys. I felt like if I didn't do something I was headed for same.

What made you join Front Runners?

I had set a goal for myself to do at least 2 "social" things per week. I tried another club but they weren't interested in doing distance.

How many marathons have you completed?

196 marathons or longer.

Have you completed a marathon in every state?

Yes, twice. I'm working on my third time through and should finish in December.

Have you completed a marathon in every continent?

Yes. I've completed a marathon or ultra in 15 countries on all 7 continents so far.

What was your hardest marathon?

Pikes Peak Marathon. You start at 7,000 feet in Manitou Springs, Colorado and climb to the 14,000 feet summit of Pikes Peak, only to run back down the same way you came.

What is your favorite marathon?

It's not a coincidence that Pikes Peak Marathon is also my favorite.

Do you have a race you want to do but haven't done yet?

Oodles. Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc (UTMB) is probably the biggest and nastiest. 106 miles through the Alps on a path usually traversed by hikers in 7-9 days. Participants have 46 hours and 30 minutes.

What's the longest distance you have ever run? How long did it take?

Keys 100. 100 miles in 25 hours, 17 minutes.

What's the one advice you would give to someone that hasn't run a marathon yet, but is thinking about it?

"He who has a 'why' can bear almost any 'how.' Whatever your goal, whether to come out to Frontrunners, run a 5k, train for a marathon, or really anything, keep in mind your reason why, because when things get hard, you will want to quit, and your "why" will keep you going.