Jake has been running his entire life. He got serious about running distances when he signed up for his first marathon through a charity in 2001. He was hooked. For the last seventeen years, Jake has enjoyed training and racing, completing countless half marathons and five marathons. In the last two years he has transitioned to the trails and plans on competing in ultramarathons in the near future. Jake has been a fixture in the St. Louis Metro East running scene for almost twenty years. He currently lives in Kirkwood, MO and can be found any weekend at Forest Park or one of the many trails in the surrounding area.