Jeff accepting his award for the overall win at the B & A Trail Marathon

Name: Jeff Shadley

Age: 42
Location: Idaho Falls, ID

Years Running: 10 years total, 6 years competitively racing

Marathon: 2:32:06
Half Marathon : 1:15:36
10K: 33:30
5K: 16:54

Favorite Race Distance: marathon
How Many Marathons Have You Completed: 22

Marathon Advice/Tip: It is better to be 10% under-trained than 1% over-trained
Favorite Pre-Race Food: Pop-tarts and PowerBar Gel Blasts

Favorite Post-Race Food: Beer!!

Fun Fact About Yourself: I used to be a competitive tennis player and weight lifter before finding my passion for long distance racing.
How did you get into running: To combat family risk factors and to keep exercise a part of my daily routine without impacting family time.

How do you find/make time to train with children: I run at 4:30am and again at lunch 5 days a week!
Favorite Race and Why: Boston Marathon, for the sheer energy of the race and enthusiasm of the runners and spectators!
Favorite Quote: “Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” Isaiah 40:28-31
Running/Racing Accomplishment you are most proud of: Winning 3 out of 5 marathons I ran in a one year time frame after turning 41 years old (Pocatello, B&A Trail, Mesa Falls).


  1. It is better to be 10% under-trained than 1% over-trained

    I love that, never thought about it that way

  2. bell family says:

    way to go Idaho!! Got to give a shout out to the place I grew up. We Idahoans are tough.

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