My name is Tony Gross, but I also go by La Macchina. I didn’t start running until June 2013. My best friend Adam back in New Orleans invited me to the local running club for a summer 2-mile run. I showed up in a pair of basketball shorts, gold Nike basketball shoes, and a shirt. It was hot and not great, I ran the two miles in 25 minutes. It was not my best running effort, but something great happened, it clicked; I went back two weeks later without my friend. Then two weeks later, again. I became obsessed with this running thing. Fast forward 8 years, I am now 38 years old and I live outside of Seattle. I am an avid runner. That 25-minute two mile run is now down to a sub 13. Along the journey I have made so many friends in the running community. I have completed 4 full marathons, 6 half marathons, and numerous 5k and 10ks.
I look forward to seeing you out there.