Meet the Staff: Sam


Sam is a bit of a “cross country” runner taking a crisscross path across the country to St. Louis via his hometown of El Paso, TX, college at the University of Notre Dame and most recently coming from Jacksonville, FL. And, yes, he did actually run cross country in high school for a very successful team in Texas! Sam comes to Big River Running with run specialty experience under his belt having worked at a local running shop in Jacksonville. Sam found joy running his first half marathon after recovering from a broken leg. Now he’s training to run a fast half marathon and then tackle the marathon distance for the first time in 2015. Outside of running, Sam is a fine arts connoisseur, enjoys reading, and loves spending time with his eight siblings.

Gear by Sam:

Training shoe: Brooks Ravenna and Nike Structure

Racing shoe: ASICS Gel DS-Racer

Favorite apparel: ADIDAS Supernova Long Sleeve Top and the Nike Filament Short

Can’t run without: Garmin Forerunner 10 or 210

Favorite nutrition: Salted Caramel GU