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Name: Aaron Schwartzbard
Nickname: Running Twig
Location: Reston, VA
Age Group: Male 40 - 44
About Me: I've tried racing short and I've tried racing long. Neither really worked for me, so now I race very long. I'm either an ultrarunner posing as a triathlete or a triathlete posing as an ultrarunner. Or perhaps I'm a web geek posing as an endurance athlete. In any case, I'm the one who feeds and walks this web site.
What I do to pay the bills: Computer geekary
Short term triathlon goals: Learn to ride a bike like the big boys.
Long term triathlon goals: Race an Ironman to my full potential.
Three favorite albums: Number one would have to be Graceland, by Paul Simon. Absolutely brilliant. The opening drum beats of Boy In The Bubble can still send shivers down my spine. After that, there isn't a clear second or third favorite. There are a few possibilities that come to mind. Little Earthquakes, by Tori Amos is a nominee. I also gotta give props to Tupelo Honey, by Van Morrison. And then there's The Joshua Tree, by U2. Each of those is absolutely brilliant. I'm just far too indecisive to pick two of those.
Favorite movie: Hows 'bout my three favorite movies (in no particular order)...

- Raising Arizona
- Delicatessen
- Rushmore
Chocolate: You know, there are people in this world who sometimes go an ENTIRE DAY without any chocolate. Isn't that the saddest thing you've ever heard?
Garlic: If I became stranded in a remote, desolate location by myself, the "bright side" would be that I'd be able to eat lots of garlic without fear of offending anyone's olfactory sensibilities.
Blue Cheese: I'm firmly convinced that someday soon, someone will discover that whatever it is that makes blue cheese stinky is also responsible for long life and happiness.
My best triathlon advice is: Don't get freaked out by all the shiney bikes with fancy wheels.
My best non-triathlon advice is: 1) Never write down a phone number without also writing down to whom it belongs.
2) Before hitting "Send" on that e-mail, double check the address line.
3) Whatever it is that you decide is worth your time, pursue that thing with utter passion and vigor --- not because of what you think might come of it some day in the future, but because of the joy it brings you today.
4) When buying jumper cables, always get the longest set available.
Everything I need to know I learned from: Burma Shave billboards
My deepest, darkest secret is: I still get kinda teary-eyed during the final dream sequence of Raising Arizona.
Ironman ain't no joke!: Aaron Schwartzbard



Race Summary

Race Type # Done PR Race PR
Swim - 1 Mile 1 Jim McDonnell 1 Mile Lake Swim (May 25, 2003) 0:32:31
Bike - Century 6 Mountains Of Misery (May 26, 2002) 7:10:00
Bike - Double Century 4 Jersey Double Century (Jun 19, 2004) 12:54:00
Run - 5 Mile / 8 km 2 Rockville Rotary Twilight 8K (Jul 15, 2006) 0:27:58
Run - 10 km 6 Jug Bay 10K (Nov 5, 2005) 0:33:10
Run - 10 mile 6 Cherry Blossom 10 Miler (Apr 2, 2006) 0:54:14
Run - Marathon 43 Philadelphia Marathon (Nov 20, 2005) 2:33:12
Run - 50 km 17 Holiday Lake 50K++ (Feb 14, 2009) 3:50:11
Run - 50 Mile 6 Bull Run 50 Miler (Apr 17, 2004) 6:42:59
Run - 100 km 13 Where's Waldo 100k (Aug 21, 2010) 10:49:23
Run - 100 Mile 7 Rocky Raccoon 100 Mile Trail Run (Feb 2, 2008) 15:20:53
Run - Ultramarathon (Other) 7 Laugavegur Ultra Marathon (Jul 14, 2012) 5:55:30
Triathlon - Sprint 3 Cape May Triathlon (Jun 4, 2000) 1:17:36
Triathlon - International Distance 13 Diamond In The Rough (Jul 9, 2005) 2:11:05
Triathlon - Half Ironman 4 Musselman Triathlon (Jul 15, 2007) 5:04:44
Triathlon - Ironman 8 Quelle Challenge Roth (Jul 13, 2008) 10:30:01
Triathlon - Double Ironman 1 Virginia Double Iron Triathlon (Oct 11, 2003) 28:36:00



Race Schedule

Date Name Type Results
Time O.A. A.G.
Sep 12, 1999 Reston Triathlon Triathlon - International Distance View
3:10:05 349
Mar 26, 2000 Reston 10 Miler Run - 10 mile View
1:05:53 31 / 417
May 7, 2000 American Cancer Society (Salisbury) Sprint Triathlon - Sprint View
1:22:03 79 / 388 8 / 22
May 21, 2000 Columbia Triathlon Triathlon - International Distance View
2:30:56 334 / 816 28 / 42
Jun 4, 2000 Cape May Triathlon Triathlon - Sprint View
1:17:36 57 / 296 2 / 9
Jun 18, 2000 Spud Long Triathlon Triathlon - International Distance View
2:25:35 64 12 / 18
Jul 23, 2000 Riverwatch Triathlon Triathlon - Sprint View
1:35:08 94 / 433 8 / 12
Aug 27, 2000 Annapolis 10 Mile Run Run - 10 mile View
1:01:10 16 / 4099
Sep 9, 2000 Reston Triathlon Triathlon - International Distance View
2:17:53 57
Sep 24, 2000 To The Point (Half IM) Triathlon - Half Ironman View
5:06:56 30 / 118 5 / 8
Oct 22, 2000 Marine Corps Marathon Run - Marathon View
3:04:26 156 17
Mar 17, 2001 St. Patrick's Day 10K (DC) Run - 10 km View
0:36:39 50 7 / 146
Apr 16, 2001 Boston Marathon Run - Marathon View
3:19:36 2909 / 13395
May 20, 2001 Columbia Triathlon Triathlon - International Distance View
2:33:52 342 / 1094 33 / 44
May 27, 2001 Mountains Of Misery Bike - Century View
7:45:00
Jun 17, 2001 Spud Long Triathlon Triathlon - International Distance View
2:23:15 48 / 308 7 / 12
Jun 23, 2001 Jersey Double Century Bike - Double Century View
13:54:00 20 / 43
Jul 29, 2001 Ironman USA Triathlon - Ironman View
11:30:41 446 13 / 37
Aug 26, 2001 Reston Century Bike - Century None
Sep 9, 2001 Reston Triathlon Triathlon - International Distance View
2:14:31 34 / 445 1 / 1
Sep 23, 2001 To The Point (Half IM) Triathlon - Half Ironman View
5:19:34 63 / 226 5 / 16
Oct 20, 2001 Great Floridian Iron-Distance Triathlon - Ironman View
12:03:29 130 4 / 17
Nov 10, 2001 United We Stand 10K Run - 10 km View
0:35:45 8 / 501 3 / 58
Nov 18, 2001 Philadelphia Marathon Run - Marathon View
2:59:39 123 / 3889
Mar 24, 2002 Washington DC Marathon Run - Marathon View
2:44:35 14 / 4309 4
Apr 15, 2002 Boston Marathon Run - Marathon View
3:14:39 2767 / 14573
May 26, 2002 Mountains Of Misery Bike - Century View
7:10:00
Jun 15, 2002 Lake Placid Triathlon Triathlon - International Distance View
2:31:15 240 / 458 36 / 44
Jun 22, 2002 Jersey Double Century Bike - Double Century View
14:46:00 53
Jul 28, 2002 Ironman USA Triathlon - Ironman View
11:11:03 247 42
Aug 25, 2002 Reston Century Bike - Century View
Oct 19, 2002 Baltimore Marathon Run - Marathon View
2:58:18 32 7
Nov 24, 2002 Philadelphia Marathon Run - Marathon View
2:50:42 78 18
Dec 14, 2002 VHTRC Fat Ass 50 km Run - 50 km View
5:15:00 1
Feb 15, 2003 Holiday Lake 50K++ Run - 50 km View
4:31:01 4 / 161
Mar 16, 2003 Cross County Trail Fatass 50K Run - 50 km View
4:34:12 1
Mar 29, 2003 Hinte-Anderson Trail Run Run - 50 km View
4:29:24 8 / 332
Mar 30, 2003 Frederick Marathon Run - Marathon View
3:08:41 5 / 452
Apr 12, 2003 Bull Run 50 Miler Run - 50 Mile View
7:18:09 5 / 284
Apr 21, 2003 Boston Marathon Run - Marathon View
2:47:14 151 / 17567
May 10, 2003 Massanutten Mountain Trail 100 Mile Run Run - 100 Mile View
26:14:47 11 / 117
May 25, 2003 Jim McDonnell 1 Mile Lake Swim Swim - 1 Mile View
0:32:31 14 1
Jun 15, 2003 Spud Long Triathlon Triathlon - International Distance View
2:11:39 9 / 365 2
Jun 21, 2003 Jersey Double Century Bike - Double Century View
15:40:00
Aug 23, 2003 Vineman Full Triathlon - Ironman View
11:09:59 18 / 229 6
Sep 20, 2003 Great Eastern Endurance Run 50K Run - 50 km View
4:17:39 2 / 165
Oct 11, 2003 Virginia Double Iron Triathlon Triathlon - Double Ironman View
28:36:00 2 / 17
Oct 25, 2003 Great Floridian Iron-Distance Triathlon - Ironman View
12:40:34 112 / 584 8 / 34
Nov 2, 2003 New York City Marathon Run - Marathon View
2:59:27 417 / 34703 82
Dec 13, 2003 Hellgate 100K Run - 100 km View
13:00:24 2 / 71
Feb 14, 2004 Holiday Lake 50K++ Run - 50 km View
4:14:34 1 / 178 1
Apr 17, 2004 Bull Run 50 Miler Run - 50 Mile View
6:42:59 4 / 301
Apr 19, 2004 Boston Marathon Run - Marathon View
2:57:26 255 / 17950
May 8, 2004 Massanutten Mountain Trail 100 Mile Run Run - 100 Mile View
(DNF)
Jun 19, 2004 Jersey Double Century Bike - Double Century View
12:54:00
Jul 10, 2004 Diamond In The Rough Triathlon - International Distance View
2:17:09 40 / 404 5 / 20
Jul 11, 2004 Colonial Beach Triathlon Triathlon - International Distance View
1:51:42 59 / 235 8 / 18
Jul 25, 2004 Ironman USA Triathlon - Ironman View
10:55:24 248 / 1879 35 / 151
Sep 4, 2004 Great Eastern Endurance Run 50K Run - 50 km View
5:14:00 2 / 67
Sep 18, 2004 Esprit Triathlon Triathlon - Ironman View
10:37:08 11 / 70 2 / 4
Nov 21, 2004 Philadelphia Marathon Run - Marathon View
2:37:42 24 / 6281
Dec 11, 2004 Hellgate 100K Run - 100 km View
12:46:15 2 / 59
Feb 12, 2005 Holiday Lake 50K++ Run - 50 km View
4:05:17 1 / 151
Mar 26, 2005 Bel Monte Endurance Run Run - 50 km View
4:34:29 1 / 73
Apr 9, 2005 Bull Run 50 Miler Run - 50 Mile View
7:37:06 9 / 281
Apr 18, 2005 Boston Marathon Run - Marathon View
3:10:30 1352 915
May 7, 2005 Massanutten Mountain Trail 100 Mile Run Run - 100 Mile View
28:46:35 29 / 93
Jul 9, 2005 Diamond In The Rough Triathlon - International Distance View
2:11:05 28 / 668 9 / 59
Oct 15, 2005 Baltimore Marathon Run - Marathon View
2:47:17 23 / 2397 9 / 190
Oct 22, 2005 Greasy-Gooney 10K Run - 10 km View
0:35:14 1 / 47
Oct 30, 2005 Marine Corps Marathon Run - Marathon View
2:41:48 37 / 19211
Nov 5, 2005 Jug Bay 10K Run - 10 km View
0:33:10 1 / 173
Nov 20, 2005 Philadelphia Marathon Run - Marathon View
2:33:12 16 / 5928 1 / 465
Dec 10, 2005 Hellgate 100K Run - 100 km View
14:35:22 8 / 80
Feb 11, 2006 Holiday Lake 50K++ Run - 50 km View
4:09:16 2 / 178
Apr 2, 2006 Cherry Blossom 10 Miler Run - 10 mile View
0:54:14 23 / 10770
Apr 17, 2006 Boston Marathon Run - Marathon View
2:38:49 123 / 19688
May 28, 2006 Mountains Of Misery Bike - Century View
7:27:44
Jun 25, 2006 Spirit of Morgantown Half Triathlon - Half Ironman View
5:08:17 25 / 209 5 / 17
Jul 15, 2006 Rockville Rotary Twilight 8K Run - 5 Mile / 8 km View
0:27:58 30 / 181
Oct 8, 2006 Steamtown Marathon Run - Marathon View
2:33:31 6 / 1678
Oct 22, 2006 Backyard Burn - Prince William Forest Park (Fall, 10 mile) Run - 10 mile View
1:04:42 2 / 124
Oct 28, 2006 Greasy-Gooney 10K Run - 10 km View
0:35:33 1 / 94
Nov 5, 2006 Backyard Burn - Wakefield (Fall, 10 mile) Run - 10 mile View
0:58:53 2 / 132
Nov 19, 2006 Philadelphia Marathon Run - Marathon View
2:39:56
Dec 9, 2006 Hellgate 100K Run - 100 km View
16:10:51 31 / 95
Mar 24, 2007 Bel Monte Endurance Run Run - 50 km View
4:31:22 3 / 104
Apr 1, 2007 Cherry Blossom 10 Miler Run - 10 mile View
0:54:45 14 / 922
Apr 16, 2007 Boston Marathon Run - Marathon View
2:39:57 125 / 20348
Apr 28, 2007 Promise Land 50K Run - 50 km View
4:57:14 4 / 262
May 6, 2007 Flying Pig Marathon Run - Marathon View
2:37:37 4 / 3974
May 12, 2007 Capon Valley 50k Run - 50 km View
3:52:09 1 / 132
Jun 15, 2007 Bighorn Trail 100 Mile Endurance Run Run - 100 Mile View
25:26:58 9 / 81
Jul 15, 2007 Musselman Triathlon Triathlon - Half Ironman View
5:04:44 48 / 512 11 / 50
Oct 7, 2007 Chicago Marathon Run - Marathon View
2:45:25 84
Oct 21, 2007 Backyard Burn - Prince William Forest Park (Fall, 5 mile) Run - 5 Mile / 8 km View
0:36:48 1 / 223
Oct 28, 2007 Marine Corps Marathon Run - Marathon View
2:34:22 17 / 20667 6
Nov 10, 2007 Richmond Marathon Run - Marathon View
2:33:30 7 / 3783
Dec 8, 2007 Hellgate 100K Run - 100 km View
11:28:13 1 / 105
Feb 2, 2008 Rocky Raccoon 100 Mile Trail Run Run - 100 Mile View
15:20:53 2 / 252
Apr 21, 2008 Boston Marathon Run - Marathon View
2:39:36 165
May 25, 2008 Mountains Of Misery Bike - Century View
7:34:20
Jul 13, 2008 Quelle Challenge Roth Triathlon - Ironman View
10:30:01 510 120
Aug 22, 2008 Cheat Mountain Moonshine Madness Run - 50 Mile View
7:30:43 1 / 73
Oct 26, 2008 Marine Corps Marathon Run - Marathon View
2:38:53 36 / 18271
Dec 13, 2008 Hellgate 100K Run - 100 km View
13:13:36 5 / 99
Feb 14, 2009 Holiday Lake 50K++ Run - 50 km View
3:50:11 1 / 248
Mar 21, 2009 National Marathon Run - Marathon View
2:38:14 11 / 2052
Apr 20, 2009 Boston Marathon Run - Marathon View
2:38:23 151 / 23162
Jun 20, 2009 Highlands Sky 40 Miler Run - Ultramarathon (Other) View
6:37:13 1 / 165
Aug 22, 2009 Leadville Trail 100 Miler Run - 100 Mile View
20:17:36 11 / 274
Oct 25, 2009 Marine Corps Marathon Run - Marathon View
2:42:28 39 / 21405 13
Dec 12, 2009 Hellgate 100K Run - 100 km View
13:55:30 14 / 89
Mar 20, 2010 National Marathon Run - Marathon View
2:36:31 6 / 2325
Apr 19, 2010 Boston Marathon Run - Marathon View
2:41:03 230
May 15, 2010 Massanutten Mountain Trail 100 Mile Run Run - 100 Mile View
20:57:09 3 / 115
Jun 19, 2010 Highlands Sky 40 Miler Run - Ultramarathon (Other) View
6:51:45 5 / 170
Aug 21, 2010 Where's Waldo 100k Run - 100 km View
10:49:23 10 / 107
Oct 31, 2010 Marine Corps Marathon Run - Marathon View
2:44:00 41 / 21948
Dec 11, 2010 Hellgate 100K Run - 100 km View
15:02:11 35 / 111
Feb 12, 2011 Holiday Lake 50K++ Run - 50 km View
4:09:15 9 / 305
Mar 26, 2011 National Marathon Run - Marathon View
2:45:25 20
Apr 9, 2011 Bull Run 50 Miler Run - 50 Mile View
7:39:31 17 / 320
Apr 18, 2011 Boston Marathon Run - Marathon View
2:43:59 313
Jun 11, 2011 Twilight Festival Four Miler Run - Other View
0:21:18 6 / 788
Jun 18, 2011 Highlands Sky 40 Miler Run - Ultramarathon (Other) View
6:07:36 1 / 178
Aug 27, 2011 Cascade Crest 100 Run - 100 Mile View
22:37:31 9 / 141
Oct 30, 2011 Marine Corps Marathon Run - Marathon View
2:44:22 41 12
Dec 10, 2011 Hellgate 100K Run - 100 km View
13:40:32 14 / 112
Apr 16, 2012 Boston Marathon Run - Marathon View
3:10:25 1052 732
Jun 16, 2012 Highlands Sky 40 Miler Run - Ultramarathon (Other) View
7:15:08 12 / 177
Jul 14, 2012 Laugavegur Ultra Marathon Run - Ultramarathon (Other) View
5:55:30 36 / 289
Oct 13, 2012 Baltimore Marathon Run - Marathon View
3:10:00
Nov 22, 2012 Bethesda Turkey Chase Run - 10 km View
0:36:31 3 / 216
Dec 8, 2012 Hellgate 100K Run - 100 km View
15:35:03 54 / 116
Apr 15, 2013 Boston Marathon Run - Marathon View
2:56:29
Apr 27, 2013 Promise Land 50K Run - 50 km View
6:01:47 43 / 335
May 12, 2013 Delaware Marathon Run - Marathon View
2:56:43 12 / 601
Jun 15, 2013 Highlands Sky 40 Miler Run - Ultramarathon (Other) View
7:53:33 20 / 163
Dec 14, 2013 Hellgate 100K Run - 100 km View
13:19:42 14 / 110
Apr 12, 2014 Bull Run 50 Miler Run - 50 Mile View
7:48:34 13 / 276
Apr 21, 2014 Boston Marathon Run - Marathon View
2:53:07 1250 1184
May 11, 2014 Delaware Marathon Run - Marathon View
2:59:31 6 / 515
Jun 14, 2014 Highlands Sky 40 Miler Run - Ultramarathon (Other) View
7:54:54 23 / 160
Aug 16, 2014 Luray International Triathlon Triathlon - International Distance View
2:34:53 38 / 489 9 / 38
Aug 23, 2014 Mystery Ranch 50k Run - 50 km View
5:25:05 5 / 35
Nov 23, 2014 Philadelphia Marathon Run - Marathon View
2:48:49 112 15
Dec 13, 2014 Hellgate 100K Run - 100 km View
13:46:22 25 / 122
Mar 14, 2015 Washington DC Marathon Run - Marathon View
2:50:00 12 / 2521 4 / 218