Name: James Koka

Age:  34

Occupation:  Associate Director of Strategic Planning - Bell Canada

 What distance will you be running? 42km... well hopefully 42.2 cause that would suck to quit after 42 and not get the medal.

 Will this be your first time completing this distance? If not, what races have you completed in the past?  My first time doing a full

 Why did you decide to join RUNLAB? I learned of the RUNLAB through some friends who are closely involved and I really liked how thorough and structured the program looked.  I figured that this would give me my best chance at following through to race day and running my first full.

 What is the best part of your training so far?  The people.  It's been great to tackle the cold winter days with people who share a common goal.

 What is the worst part?  The "Cash-out" that Jenny makes us do after METCON.  (Just kidding Jenny... I complain, but know it makes me stronger)

What do you hope to personally achieve in this race?(distance,time,mental challenge,ect)  I want to finish strong.  I don't care if my pace is 5:30 or6:30, I just want to finish knowing I ran the whole way.

What motivates and inspires you to do the work towards reaching your goal of accomplishing this race?  Hmmm.  Good question.  I'm not sure - I think i'm just stubborn like a Donkey... So I set goals and stick to them.