Justin Pozin

Justin Pozin

Twitter Handle: @dad4thelongrun

Hometown: Toronto, ON

Years running: 12 since first race. In cross-country running since grade 7, although I was a middle-of-the-packer

First race‎: Canadian International Half Marathon (now Goodlife Toronto Marathon - 1:37 and change I believe)

Most Memorable Moment from a race: Tie 1)Winning my first race - Ennismore Half Marathon in April 2012, 2) Qualifying for and competing in the Snowshoe Racing World Championships in Quebec in 2012, 3) Winning my first trail race - Haliburton 26k in September 2013

Worst running conditions that you've faced: Seaton Trail Race 2011. Race in April, freezing cold and pouring rain from the start. Was in second until 14kish. Got lost and stumbled my way to the finish in the cold, wet conditions, my second half of the race about an hour slower than the first because I was so disoriented and couldn't see straight. Didn't remember anything from the race upon finishing. Rushed to hospital in ambulance and was told I had hypothermia and that if my body temperature had been one degree cooler I would have been at risk for severe organ failure. Still now, don't mind running in minus 30 but hate running in 0-5 degrees with pouring rain.

Your favourite race and why: road - Goodlife Toronto Marathon - my first race, this year will mark 13 years straight of me doing either the half or full, starts close to home and route passes right by my house Trail - basically any 25k trail race (I've done them all in southern Ontario). Love running the trails, especially in the heat of the summer

All-time favourite running shoes: Road - Asics DS Racers----Trail - Asics Fuji Racers

Pre-race breakfast: bowl of plain oatmeal, banana, glass if orange juice

Post race splurge reward meal: Beer - any will do. Burger and fries to go with it

When I'm not running I'm‎: being a dad to Jacob (5) and Ella (3). Teaching Phys. Ed. to kindergarten to Gr. 6 students

Additional Comments: So proud to be a member of the #GoldfingerSpeed team. Brian Goldfinger is the best lawyer around and a truly gifted runner. So proud that #GoldfingerSpeed has developed into something real. Still waiting for my singlet to wear during the races.

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