Meet Team TROT Ambassador Mark Gehringer

 Marc "The Real Deal" Gehringer

Mark Gehringer


1)     What goals do you have, (personal or running related), going into 2016? Be a stronger runner by focusing on: daily nutrition, weekly speed work, gym/core work 2x/week.  Measurement of this goal will be reflected in how I am physically feeling a the end of long ultras later in the year.


2) How long have you been running and how did you get into the sport? I have been running my entire life.  It has always been a part of me and an identity for me.  In 3rd grade I ran and won my first spring and became the class "fast kid". In the 4th grade I won my first trophy (21st place overall) for the cross country season.  Ran in jeans and Stadia brand shoes back then.


3) Most recent race/achievement that you are proud of? I am most proud of my 2nd 100 mile race finish in 2015 at Brazos Bend 100.  It was special because I DNFed the same race in 2014.


4) What other outdoor pursuits or cross training endeavors do you participate in? I love camping.  I do more RV camping now with the family, but I have always loved tenting and cooking over an open flame all weekend.