Brian Kasten

Let’s meet Brian, a first-season RUNColumbus athlete. Brian is excited to “race shorter races again and have another avenue to compete.” Brian is a Rogue Racer. He hopes to break 2:50 in the marathon this year and run another sub-5 mile. “I used to run trails a lot more but haven’t done much of it in a few year; hoping to do a little more this year.”

Here are a few fun facts about Brian:

How many years have you been running? 14 years. I ran my first half in 2009 and my first full in 2013.

What are your preferred running shoes? Whatever is cheapest. Racing in Nike’s until someone comes up with a better shoe.

What’s your favorite pre-race meal or beverage? Pasta with a little red sauce and a roll or 2. All carbs.

What’s your favorite post-race meal or beverage? Beer and Pizza

What’s your favorite race distance? I love the mile, and I love the marathon. They are total opposites, but one is about speed, and the other is about endurance, perseverance, and strategy.

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