Costel Zamfir

Costel Zamfir

Costel Zamfir started running on Thanksgiving 2013, and he has been running ever since.  Encourage by his daughter to “get up and move”, at 45 Costel decided to do just that.  Costel joined the local Running Club, began training with other members of the club, and found that he enjoys running, much to everyone’s surprise.  “If you see me running, you better run too, because not much scares me.  You won’t want to see what’s coming behind me,” used to be his joke when he saw runners.  Now, he encourages others to run, too.  “I felt bad when I first started running since I was so out of shape.  Now I feel bad when I don’t get to run.”  Costel has completed 7 half-marathons and a full marathon.  When Costel is not running, he likes to bike and swim.  His goal is to complete an Ironman before his 50th birthday.