Jacob Barrett (per his better half Cate): Jake’s the crazy kind of runner who thrives on covering 10 miles, plus the answers to the world’s problems – or just Austin’s transit solutions – with his friends before the sun comes up. Well, that is, if you can get him out of bed. When he’s on, HE IS ON: engaged, making up new routes to try, going to bed embarrassingly early, and sporting the shortest shorts of them all. But when he’s off, he’s horizontal, on the couch, getting in quality cuddle time with his new cat, usually with chips, salsa, and a beer within arm’s reach. Fortunately, pacing is one place Jake’s always on. This is Jake’s second year pacing the Austin Marathon, and he also paced his wife in her first marathon last summer. He’s excited about running familiar streets and encouraging a pack of runners going after their goals in 2018.