Name: Brian Benjamin
Board Responsibilities: Newsletters and as assigned
When/Why did you start running? Sophomore year of college primarily to lose weight, but ended up running my first marathon at Drake 2 years later.
What race distances have you completed? Pretty much all distances from 1 mile to marathon.
Favorite race distance: Marathon.
Favorite Capital Striders race: Capital Pursuit!
Favorite Non-CS race: If I am limited to races I have run, I would say Twin Cities Marathon. However, since I serve on the race committee for the IMT Des Moines Marathon, I would have to say it is my favorite race that I haven't run.
Dogs or Cats: Neither, but my wife has a few cats.
Favorite post race indulgence: Chocolate milk.
Pasta, rice or "other" carb source for carb loading: Cheeseburger and ice cream shake.
One pre-race ritual: Gargle with mouthwash.
Favorite piece of gear: My old reliable Timex Ironman watch.
Craziest/funniest thing you've seen during a race or run: I ran with a balloon hat the entire distance of my last marathon - does that count?