Culver Training | Matt Brooks
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Matt Brooks

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Matt Brooks

Age: 33

Hobbies: Husband, Dad, HS Math Teacher and XC Coach, love to read and learn.

Sport: Ultra Runner

Athletic Highlights:

  • Indianapolis Half-Marathon: 1:15
  • Grandma’s Marathon: 2:39
  • Chicago Lakefront 50k: 1st place finish with a 3:29
  • Evergreen Lake Ultra 34 mile: 1st place finish with a 4:22 and Course Record
  • Tunnel Hill 50 mile: 1st place finish and Course Record with a 6:20.
  • Ice Age 50 miler: 7th place finish
  • Fat Ass 32 miler: 1st place finish
  • HUFF 50K: 2nd place finish

 

Why do I compete:  I like to compete to raise awareness for the National MS Foundation and for my Mom who was diagnosed in her mid to late 20s. I like to push my body to the limits as many people do each and every day fighting their own battles. I also enjoy competing because I am an extremely competitive person by nature. It was instilled in me at a very young age that I must give nothing less than my all. Never want to go through a race or life for that matter saying to yourself, “What if?”

 

Best advice for newbies: My best advice to newbies is to stay consistent with the training and do not rush into the sport. Do all the little things that will keep you healthy and to the starting line abled to compete.

 

2016 Goals:

  • Goal of sub 2:30 to come in April of 2016
  • Goal of sub 6 hr. in 50 will come in 2016