Short and Long Distance Runner


Zach Baker is a long distance runner from Eddyville, IA who currently lives in Iowa City. Zach has the unique distinction of traveling to Kenya and the Rift Valley to train at altitude in order to increase his endurance and to compete with elite Kenyan runners. There is no quit to Zach and like other Cardiostrong ambassadors Zach goes the extra mile. Zach’s current accomplishments include: Finishing 60th at the 2014 USATF Club Cross Country National Championships, 45th at 2015 USATF 15k National Championships, 18th place at 2015 USATF 8k National Championships, 7th at 2015 Dam to Dam half marathon, 18th at 2015 Bix 7 miler and 6th at Park 2 Park half marathon. His short and long term goals include: Running sub-14 minutes in the 5k, running sub-24 minutes in the 8k, running sub-30 minutes in the 10k, running sub-67 minutes in the half marathon and qualifying for the US Olympic Marathon Trials.

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