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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Profile and Interview: Adrian Korosec - The Leadville Experience


A.  Name, age, city and state, how long lived there?
Adrian Korosec, 41, Tucson, AZ, 4 years

B.  Place of birth, where did you grow up, high school, college, military, other?
Milwaukee, WI., Brookfield, WI., Marquette University HS, Regis Univeristy – Undergrad, University of Denver – MBA with International Emphasis

C.  Other than running – hobbies, interests, pets, kids, current employment?
Rock climbing, skiing, mountaineering, tennis, canyoning.  Pets – Our 4 chickens (Matilda, Ruby, Gidget, Mrs Doubtfire), Tucson Racquet and Fitness Club

D.  Favorite distance to run or race on trail and on the road?
50 mile trail, Marathon road

E.  Favorite race course or event?
Old Pueblo 50 Mile Endurance Run

F.  Favorite Tucson area trail to train, run, hike?
Sunset to Aspen(lower to upper) to Wilderness of Rock and back

G. Favorite vacation destination?
The Italian Dolomites

H.  Favorite post-race/run food, drink and activity, ie. hot tub, ice cold river soak, etc?
Burgers, potato chips, Coke, beer. A nap.

I.   Pet Peeves?
Rocky trails, arrogant people, bullies, current state of politics in the USA and most other countries.

J.  Current book you are reading or favorite author?
What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami

K.  Favorite quote or saying to live by?
“If you are depressed you are living in the past. If you are anxious you are living in the future. If you are at peace you are living in the present”  Lao Tzu

L.  Person you look up to, emulate, hero?
My father, who passed away 10 years ago.

M.  What has been your worst running injury?
Just a pulled hamstring…lucky so far.

N.  If you could no longer run or lost the use of your legs what sport or activity would you pursue?
Distance (open water) swimming, scuba


TA:  Adrian, thank you for taking time out of your schedule to talk about your recent Leadville 100 finish.

Adrian:  No problem at all. I’m happy to do this.

TA:  You just finished your first 100-mile race at Leadville. Before we talk about that I want you to tell me about your past and what kind of influences you had in your early life that led you to love the outdoors and the trails.