Meet Pace Leader for 2:30 Half, Karen Elkind-Hirsch
When you aren’t running, what are you doing? What’s your day job?
Director of Metabolic Health and Research Services at Woman’s Hospital – research doctor
What is your best time at your favorite distance?
3:46 at the Houston Marathon (many years ago)
What is your favorite part of the Louisiana Marathon course?
The finish coming over the hill.
What has been your favorite half or full marathon and why?
Favorite marathon was St Jude’s because 1) I loved high-fiving all the kids waiting outside St Jude’s Hospital and being told I was their hero plus 2) I qualified for Boston there.
What is your bucket list race?
New York City Marathon.
What is your pre-race meal of choice?
Pasta with chicken.
For people visiting Baton Rouge / Louisiana, what would be your top recommendation for what to do / eat / see?
Favorite eating spot: French Market Bistro
What to do: Run the lakes!