Tom Root - DWRunning

DWRunning Tenure:

Joined in December 2016


Marathon: 2:39, Half Marathon: 1:14, 3M (XC): 15:08, 1600m: 4:27

Primary Focus:

Anything longer than a half-mile

Motivation to Run:

I run because I love the feel of flying along a trail or back road without a single care in the world. I also hugely love healthy competition and going toe-to-toe with other guys (and gals) who I know are busting their butt to be their absolute best selves.

Favorite Part of Running:

Basking in the glow of when the PROCESS results in GREATNESS.

Pre-Race Routine:

Back in high school it was to listen to the "Any Given Sunday"/Al Pacino speech. Now I can recite it myself. "One inch at a time..."


Michael Jordan. Derrick Rose. Joakim Noah. Will Smith in the movie "Seven Pounds." Members of the armed forces. Anyone who sacrifices absolutely everything to be the absolute best they can be at something, lives with passion, and gives their absolute best EVERY. SINGLE. DAY.


Mountains or Ocean?:


Tea or Coffee?:


Early Bird or Night Owl?:


Chocolate or Vanilla?:



Bolded PRs are PRs run while training with DWRunning.