"I am so honored to be part of the Star team 2018 and a Fleet Feet Ambassador.
Here is a little bit about me. Yes my name is Tom Mantey. I started running in 2010. Well actually I started walking. I weighed 340 pounds at the time. Running didn’t happen until I dropped below 300. I ran 5K’s and was happy. I even told people that I planned on just running 5K’s till I was 80 years old. Through a weight loss program we ran a 10k which led to my start in Distance running. I have run 4 full marathons and 1 ultra. I Am a mentor with fleet feet Running programs. I Am a social runner meaning I run to be around and make new friends. Seeing someone achieve a PR makes me smile.
I work for Carilion Clinic as the plant manager for the Laundry."