TROY AND DAVIS LARKIN
Troy is 44 years old and from Ogden, UT. Troy is married to Jill and they have 3 children: Jami, Taylor and Davis. Troy's occupation is in Energy Trading.
Here are a few facts about Troy when we asked him about running:
Years running: "I've been running off and on since graduating from high school, but actually staying with it over the past 5 years
Weekly mileage: 15-25
Favorite race distance or race: Ogden Marathon, St. George Marathon a close 2nd
PR's - (5K, 10K, ½, mara, Ultra) or proudest running accomplishment: Watching my son beat me for the first time on a marathon or perhaps finishing the Ogden Valley Ultra.
PR 3:25 St. George Marathon
Favorite training run: Anything near or around the Ogden Valley, Trappers Loop, Old Snow Basin road, first half of the Ogden Marathon.
Why run - (motivation, inspiration): Health, personal time, and so I can eat things that I probably shouldn't
Goals: Run a sub 3 hour marathon, finish the Boston marathon (hope to complete this in April '09)
Favorite music to run to: I don't run to music anymore - I love just taking in the surroundings.
Favorite running gear - (shoes, apparel, etc.): Mizuno
Best advice you've been given as a runner: Just go, you'll be glad you did, and enjoy it!
Best motivational quote: "Never, never, never give up."
Your role model: My father, and not just for his running, although he's in his mid-60's with a pace maker and he still runs. He's a great Wasatch Back Relay team mate!!!
Favorite food: Steak, fries, ice cream
Hobbies or interests other than running: Golf, photography, hiking
Anything else the world might want to know about you: I'm way too boring for the world to want to know anything about me.
Davis is 15 years old and is the youngest child in his family. Davis is a student and lives in Layton.
Here are a few facts about Davis when we asked him about running:
Years running: 5
Weekly mileage: Whatever running I get in football and soccer practice and the occasional training run.
Favorite race distance or race: Ogden Marathon
PR's - (5K, 10K, ½, mara, Ultra) or proudest running accomplishment: Cut 10 minutes off personal best marathon time between Salt Lake and Ogden Marathons.
PR: 3:39 Ogden Marathon
Goals: Run a marathon in less than 3 hours and someday have a qualifying time for the Olympics
Favorite music to run to: Classic Rock and Reggae
Favorite running gear - (shoes, apparel, etc.): Mizunos from Striders
Best advice you've been given as a runner: Always keep my head up and look at the horizon
Best motivational quote: "The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here."
Your role model: My dad
Favorite food: Shepherd's pie
Hobbies or interests other than running: Football, baseball, soccer, wrestling, singing and spending time with friends and family
Anything else the world might want to know about you: I CAN BEAT MY DAD NOW!!!!