Athlete Bio {Reza Mahbod}

I’ve known Reza for almost 5 years.  We first met at a local fun run, and quickly became friends – sharing stories about upcoming races and goals.  I’ve seen Reza get faster and leaner – even completing his first Ironman 140.6 and Boston Marathon.  Reza can be seen running (biking or swimming) around Arlington and participates in many local races.  He’s also leads a fun run group every Tuesday & Thursday at Potomac River Running in Ballston.  If you want to check out his fun run, join Reza on Tuesday/Thursday at Potomac River Running {Ballston} at 7pm.  All paces welcome!

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Name: Reza Mahbod                       


Location: Arlington, VA

Years Running: 23

Favorite race distance: 10 mile

PRs: 10 mile: 1:03.11
Marathon: 3:09.37
5k: 18:20

How did you get into running? I started in high school to stay in shape

How many marathons have you run? 8

Do you cross train or lift weights: Swim and bike

How do you find/make time to train: Morning, evenings, weekends, and whenever I can.

Favorite place to run: St. Lucia

Favorite/most memorable race: Army Ten miler

Favorite pre-race meal: Depends

Favorite post-race food: Depends

Favorite quote: Start out hard and then end up going harder

Best running advice: Enjoy it.

What races are you currently training for? National marathon (March 17) and Kinetic Half IronMan

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  1. Wow, he is speedy! Ballston’s a bit far for me but might have to check out a PRR fun run one of these days!

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