Walt is a former Special Forces/Infantry officer with 1st SFG (ABN) and 173 rd BDE (ABN) with multiple deployments to OEF-A/P. Walt has been an avid runner since childhood and excels in the middle to ultra-distances. Some of his running achievements include a 2hr: 45min marathon (Winner 2014 Maui Oceanfront Marathon), the Maui Half Marathon, 1hr: 17min (3RD Place Finish) and multiple ultra-distance runs up to 50 miles. In Walt’s first mountain ultra-distance race, he finished fifth overall (Bel Monte 50 miler) with a time of 8hr: 53min.
Currently, Walt works as a government contractor. His plans over the next year are to run the Panama City, FL Marathon, the Boston Marathon, and complete a run across the United States (San Diego, CA to Tybee Island, GA). His long term goal is to train his two daughters to be competitive runners. “I feel bringing my daughters into the sport of running will be significantly more satisfying than anything I have achieved as a runner. Running is my getaway, it’s therapeutic; ultimately…it’s my life.” Follow his journey on Instagram at @oda_runner