Sushma KC M. - 5:15 pacer
Born and raised in Kathmandu, Nepal, Sushma came to the US in 1994. Sushma has always been pretty athletic growing up. She always participated in relays and sports activities, including team sports, both in school and in college. Though she always loved running, she had never run more than 6 miles. Her first official and longest run was in 2006, The Omaha Half Marathon. After she moved to Jacksonville, Florida, in 2008, and after having her second child, she ran her very 1st marathon, 26.2 with Donna (for breast cancer awareness), in February of 2011, in the memory of her mom. She thought that it was going to be her first and last marathon, but she proved herself wrong! Since then, Sushma has run 14 Ultra races, of which four are 50 and 55 miles (two of each), two 100 miles and eight 50ks. She has also completed a few triathlons (she wishes to do an ironman, someday), 3 century bike rides, number of 15ks, couple of 30ks, 14 half marathons and 10 full marathons. Due to being constantly injured, Sushma started focusing on endurance than speed. A lot of her friends, colleagues and acquaintances have been inspired by her positivity towards life. She has been able to motivate people to start running, as well as help them train to run races. She just recently, on February 14th, helped co-pace a 5 hour group at the 26.2 Donna Marathon, in Jacksonville, FL. This is her second time co-pacing a marathon, and she is ecstatic to be co-pacing with one of her besties, Karma Basnyat. They ran their 1st marathon together and crossed the finished line hand in hand. Both of them are extremely happy to be pacing the 5:15 group together, to help, support, encourage and motivate YOU to cross the finish line as well.
Marathon PR: 4:43
Karma B. - 5:15 pacer
Karma has always loved running but never thought she could run more than 13miles! But that all changed after she started reading running books and the Ultra Marathon Man in 2011. She has run several 10ks, half-marathons, 6 marathons and 5 ultras. She is a also member of the GOATz(Greater Omaha Area Trail Runnerz) and loves to volunteer at races.
Recently she ran the Grandmaâ€™s marathon and is proud to say she is a Boston qualifer. She will be running the Boston Marathon on April 18, 2016.
She loves to run with friends and help them achieve their goals.
She has also helped and trained a few friends to run half marathons.
This is her first time pacing and she is very excited to help achieve the runnerâ€™s goals.
Marathon PR: 3:36