Keith Panzer might very well epitomize the 'Average Joe' in overdrive. Since his first marathon in 1989, he's completed marathons in all 50 states and the District of Columbia as well as internationally. He's competed in the Boston Marathon 19 times. He's also raced in various ultra marathons, including the Vermont 100.
Unfortunately, in 2011, Keith was forced to undergo a Level 2 L4-S1 spinal fusion, however, as luck would have it, he was able to run one more Boston Marathon in 2011. A revision surgery the following year forced him to "retire" from competitive marathon distance races with a total of 262 marathons and ultra-marathons - the perfect number to retire on. As any marathoner knows, the distance is 26.2. At this time Keith still runs about 8 miles per day, but that's about as far as the chronic pain, or lack of, will allow him to go.
Keith is currently studying for his NASM-CPT personal training certification.
See part of Keith's resume:
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