Meet the Staff: Victor

Get to know the fit professionals lacing up your shoes at Big River Running. This month, meet Victor.

Some of you may know Victor if you’ve visited Big River’s South City store. Others of you may recognize him because his picture was just in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch having won the GO! St. Louis Marathon! Check out the story. To say that Victor is a talented runner is an understatement. A successful cross country runner and steeplechaser at Centre College in Danville, KY, his favorite running moments came after he graduated, winning the 2017 Columbus 10k (USATF Ohio Road Racing Championships) and finishing 24th at 2017 USATF 10k National Road Race Championships. Now he can add marathon champion to his list of accolades, breaking the tape in his first ever marathon and finishing GO! St. Louis with a time of 2:22.17 on April 8, 2018.

At Big River, Victor enjoys his co-workers and the great customers in South City. He also admits to loving the smell of new shoes. He hopes to someday be a collegiate head cross country coach, and currently is an assistant track and field coach at Webster University. When he’s not working or running, Victor enjoys cooking!

Victor’s Favorite Gear:

Training shoes: Hoka One One Clifton, Brooks Launch, Saucony Ride

Racing shoes: Saucony Endorphin 2 (for track); Nike Streak LT (for 10k and below on the road) and the Hoka One One Tracer 2 (10k and up)

Favorite Apparel: Nike Thermosphere Hoodie

Can’t go on a run without … Feetures Elite Socks

PC: Christian Gooden, St. Louis Post-Dispatch