Frank Pape

 Redmond, WA

Started running in 1989, after a highly successful collegiate ski racing career at Stanford University. Needed to keep my legs busy, my asthma at bay, and recover from surgery on my left knee. Ran non-competitively for about a dozen years and ski raced competitively again from 1998-2001. Had reconstructive surgery on my right knee in spring of 2001 and was told that I shouldn't run again, SO I spontaneously ran the Seattle Marathon in 2001. Continued running 30+ miles a week until 2008 when I started keeping track of my times and decided to run a second race, the Super Jock N' Jill 4.5 mile run -- finished strong and was addicted. Since then, I've run 91 races (5ks, 8ks, & 12ks) -- I've won 22 of them outright, placed in the top three overall 34 times, in the top ten overall 60 times, and in the top three in my age group 83 times (taking first 53 times). I formed a racing team, "No Brain, No Pain", in 2012 with some fast racing buddies and we've won all fifteen races we've entered.

Elfie Run Finisher

Finish Time: 18:33
Temperature: 31° F
"It was cold and clear yesterday -- hard on the lungs, but it kept everyone off the Sammamish Trail, so it was easy to fly. Hit turbo to break 6 minutes a mile in the last quarter mile 🙃❄"

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