How Tim Rossi Found His Passion — And His Place — In The Tight-Knit Running Community

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Tim Rossi went to college as a soccer, baseball, basketball, and football player. After realizing he couldn’t compete in those sports at the college level, he turned to running on a club team. It was after graduation, when he was working in a running store, that Rossi was really pulled into the unique and tight-knit group that is the running community in New York City.

Rossi has since founded the Lost Boys Track Club with a few other friends. He describes the group as individuals who are “chasing after these really big, ambitious goals within running — goals that might seem unattainable or might seem absurd.”

Indeed, one of Rossi’s goals for this year was to shave 16 minutes off of his best marathon time. This is where the running community comes in. Rossi says that knowing there’s people before him who have achieved similar goals motivates him to never give up on his own.

Looks like he’s doing something right. Rossi cut 14 minutes and 53 seconds off his best time when he ran the New York City Marathon this past fall. No, it’s not 16 minutes, but it’s pretty damn close.

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