Patrick Byerly is the President of the Dallas Marathon. He came to Dallas from the ASICS Los Angeles Marathon, where he came to from the New York Road Runners where he came to after starting his career at Southwest Airlines.
Understanding his rapid rise in the industry has him hitting all corners of the country, we completely forgot to ask him whether he still flies Southwest. But we did ask him our 10 questions.
Oh, by the by, Patrick can run. His marathon PR is 2:52, which is almost closer to my 10k PR than it is to my marathon PR.
Enough said. Here you go... 10 Questions With A Race Director: Patrick Byerly.
No way I would be a vegetable. I would have to go with a cheetah so I could be the fastest or an eagle so I could fly.
We have too many partners just to name one!
One of the most memorable comments received was after we did an event in NYC for area runners participating in the TCS NYC Marathon. We had Ryan and Sara Hall do a shake and run and had a surprise appearance from Meb. The reactions from the runners were priceless! Several runners sent us notes that commented that our event was the highlight of the weekend! Powerful comment considering that they ran one of the greatest races the same weekend.
10 - 15
3 - 5
My mom was a math teacher for over 30 years, so I have to say 2 instead of something creative.
Jeff and his team has the same desire to be innovative and to challenge the status quo.
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